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GROSSI, A. - Le perroquet. Il Papagallo N14.

GROSSI, A. - Le perroquet.  Il Papagallo N14.
Le perroquet. Il Papagallo N14. - GROSSI, A.
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Title : Le perroquet. Il Papagallo N14..
Map maker : GROSSI, A..
Date : Bologne, 1892.
Size : 15.6 x 20.9 inches. / 39.5 x 53.2 cm.
Colouring : Colour printed.

Description :Taken from the Italian satirical newspaper Il Papagallo, this plate N14 has a descriptive text, in Italian and French languages. "Madame Europe looks into the March telescope, while the great men take the role of Atlas. The lady thinks she is seeing a bear that overthrows the peace and the horizon that threatens the storm..." Design by Augusto Grossi.
"'Il Papagallo' was a satirical magazine founded in January 1873 by Augusto Grossi (1835-1919), which specialized in colour-printed caricatures like this one. At its peak circulation reached 50,000, and in 1878 a Parisian version, 'Le Perroquet', and London edition, 'The Parrot', were launched. 'Il Papagallo' closed in 1915, when Grossi was 70 years old.

More about cartographical curiosities and War & Propaganda. [+]

Condition : Chromolithographed plate with Italian text on verso. Folds. In good condition. Italian text on verso. A few marginal tears underlaid.

ID: 40436

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