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[Comic map of Europe : the situation of autocracy of Russia : displaying the situation of countries]

Label
[Comic map of Europe : the situation of autocracy of Russia : displaying the situation of countries]
Title
[Comic map of Europe
Title remainder
the situation of autocracy of Russia : displaying the situation of countries]
Title variation
  • Persian variant on Fred Rose's Serio-comic map of Europe
  • Octopus map in Persian
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
per
Summary
Persian version from around 1880 of Englishman Fred Rose's caricature pictorial map "Serio-Comic War Map" of 1877, in which expansionist Imperial Russia is portrayed as a menacing grasping octopus.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
single map
Index
no index present
Summary expansion
At this time Iranians were suffering incursions from Western Europe, as seen in increased English activity in southwestern Iran, and Russian political penetration in the form of strong interdependent alliances with the Qajar elite. The Qajar also borrowed substantially from both England and Russia, creating a deep network of financial ties. This version of the map in Farsi was issued for the educated Iranian public to illustrate and satirize conflicting perspectives. The Persian version differs from Rose's 1877 map in several ways: France, previously portrayed by the figure of Marshal MacMahon pointing a gun towards Germany, is now depicted as a monk holding a picture of a heart on a scroll, with caption (translated from Farsi) reading "Paris is the heart of the world and everyone wishes to be there," a reference to Iran's affinity for France. Germany, whose attention was fixed on France in the Rose version, now looks eastward towards Russia. Norway and Sweden, largely ignored by Rose, are here represented as happy sleeping babes. The key to the images, in Farsi, describes England as being in a hurry to not be left out; Spain, on account of keeping its power does not change anything and does nothing; Sweden and Norway are deeply asleep as they are not ready to do anything; Denmark keeps the flag of the seas; Finland seems like an old and broken mill; Belgium is the god of gold, silver, wealth and parties; Germany is just watching his neighbor but doesn't know what to do; Austria is busy keeping Hungary back, but Hungary wants to fight; Greece is a marine animal that wants to come to land; the Ottoman Empire is cut in two parts in the claws of an old animal (Russia); Russia is stretching his tentacles everywhere, although some could be easily cut off, like Crimea and Japan; and finally, it is hoped that Iran, looking at the world, and gaining no benefit by simply watching, will wake up and act
Label
[Comic map of Europe : the situation of autocracy of Russia : displaying the situation of countries]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title romanized from Persian
  • Possible imprint date, and all description from Geographicus Rare Antique Maps website: https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/seriocomicmappersian2-fredrose-1880
  • Caption in Persian along lower margin reads "Replica of a map which was published and illustrated in Paris."
Carrier category
sheet
Carrier category code
nb
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/cartographicMathematicalDataScaleStatement
Scale not given.
Color
multicolored
Content category
cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
41 x 62 cm
Extent
1 map
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: hand-colored lithograph map printed in black ink on machine made wove paper, with hand coloring in blue, pink, yellow, green, orange, and brown. The map is made of two smaller sheets which were printed and colored separately prior to assembly, and joined along a vertical seam down the center of the map. Removed from the Caro Owen Minasian Collection of Armenian materials 1600-1968 (Collection 1632) for separate cataloging; currently housed in Collection of maps of Los Angeles, California, the United States and the world (Collection 294), Box 43, in manila folder.
  • Spec. Coll. copy is part of a collection (Collection 294). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Collection of maps of Los Angeles, California, the United States and the world. Item is in box 43.
Other physical details
lithograph (hand-colored)
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994154336
  • ucoclc994154336
Type of reproduction
not applicable
Label
[Comic map of Europe : the situation of autocracy of Russia : displaying the situation of countries]
Publication
Note
  • Title romanized from Persian
  • Possible imprint date, and all description from Geographicus Rare Antique Maps website: https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/seriocomicmappersian2-fredrose-1880
  • Caption in Persian along lower margin reads "Replica of a map which was published and illustrated in Paris."
Carrier category
sheet
Carrier category code
nb
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/cartographicMathematicalDataScaleStatement
Scale not given.
Color
multicolored
Content category
cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
41 x 62 cm
Extent
1 map
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: hand-colored lithograph map printed in black ink on machine made wove paper, with hand coloring in blue, pink, yellow, green, orange, and brown. The map is made of two smaller sheets which were printed and colored separately prior to assembly, and joined along a vertical seam down the center of the map. Removed from the Caro Owen Minasian Collection of Armenian materials 1600-1968 (Collection 1632) for separate cataloging; currently housed in Collection of maps of Los Angeles, California, the United States and the world (Collection 294), Box 43, in manila folder.
  • Spec. Coll. copy is part of a collection (Collection 294). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Collection of maps of Los Angeles, California, the United States and the world. Item is in box 43.
Other physical details
lithograph (hand-colored)
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994154336
  • ucoclc994154336
Type of reproduction
not applicable

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