Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts

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MAP - "WHAT GERMANY WANTS"

MAP - "WHAT GERMANY WANTS - HER CLAIMS AS SET FORTH BY LEADERS OF GERMAN THOUGHT." Stanford's Geographical Establishment, London, c. 1916/17. Map, 30 x 44 inches, lithographed by Roberts & Leete, London. An interesting World War I work of English propaganda, this map of the world shows all areas "claimed" by Germany in red, each with a number keyed to a large box of text in which are quotations from German authors justifying why Germany should control, or ally with the particular geographical area. Marked in red are most of continental Europe, Scandinavia, Turkey, most of East Africa from North to South, almost all of South America, a sizable piece of China, the islands which are now Indonesia, and Cuba. Needless to say the basis for attributing these as German claims is sometimes very tenuous, as with #6: "In Central America we German's have let slip the opportunity for obtaining Cuba." In Very Good condition with creases from folding to pocket-size (24 squares, each c. 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). There is a small break along the folds at the center of the map. 

Inv num: 6260

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Keywords WWI, MAPS, PROPAGANDA, GERMANY