Caricature map of Europe

By MULLER, E., 1914 

Europe

Europe Continent of Europe
  • Author: MULLER, E.
  • Publication place: Paris
  • Publication date: 1914.
  • Physical description: Printed postcard map.
  • Dimensions: 90 by 130mm. (3.5 by 5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11541

Notes

A French postcard with a cartoon map of Europe, with each of the countries represented as the head of their leader or by a national personification. Spain appears in a matador’s costume; Kaiser Wilhelm in a spiked helmet; the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V in a distinctive fez. Victor Emmanuel, with characteristic upturned moustache, peeks out of the boot of Italy; the Emperor Franz Joseph boasts some impressive mutton chops in Austria. George V is shown smoking a pipe, a common French stereotype of the English. The huge face of the Tsar looks threateningly toward the three countries of the hostile Triple Alliance; Russia and France had been allies since 1892.