Auction 350 Topographical Prints & Drawings

ANTHROPOMORPHIC MAP -- "HOLLAND AND BELGIUM". Lond., (Hodder & Stoughton, 1868). Cold. lithogr. by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. 277 x 230 mm. (Some unobtrusive foxing, small split in lower margin).

One in a series of twelve maps of Europe (from: 'Geographical Fun: Being Humorous Outlines of Various Countries with an Introduction and Descriptive Lines by Aleph' (ps. of William Henry Harvey)) satirizing the political geography in human form: representing 'Dame Holland' holding 'Master Belgium' in her arms. Below the map is the verse: "Dame Holland, trick'd out in her gala clothes, And Master Belgium, with a punchy nose; Seem on the map to represent a land, By patriot worth, and perfect art made grand".

€ 160

result € 220

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