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Sheet of paper “Ein Dokument der Perfidität Albions“ (A Document of Albion’s Perfidy)

Unknownaround 1914

Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

This satirical map of Europe shows the various nations in the form of symbolic animals—for example the German eagle—or as typecast figures—i.e. French Marianne. Its subject are the nations’ various attitudes—offensive, observant, defensive—at the start of World War I. In its German edition by the publisher W. Nöltings, the print originally produced and distributed in England is retitled to symbolize “Albion’s perfidy”, i.e. the ‘deceitful’ politics of England.

Details

  • Title: Sheet of paper “Ein Dokument der Perfidität Albions“ (A Document of Albion’s Perfidy)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: around 1914
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: w72 x h53 cm
  • Type: Object
  • Medium: colour lithograph
  • Inv.-No.: D (33 C 3565) 75/1984
  • ISIL-No.: DE-MUS-018719
  • External Link: Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Text: © Koehler & Amelang Verlag in der Seemann Henschel GmbH & Co. KG / Museum Euopäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / und die Autoren Photo: © Museum Euopäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Ute Franz-Scarciglia

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