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Maritime Image of the Day: “Karte Von Europa (1914)”

PortandTerminal.com, February 3, 2020

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – This rare political caricature map of Europe depicts the continent at the outbreak of World War I. The map was created by Karl Lehmann-Dumont in Dresden and depicts the Germans’ view of the alliance situation and territorial issues towards the end of the first year of the war.

The key countries involved in the war are represented by human caricatures with various props that help illustrate the situation. German text below the map describes each country’s “character.”

Originals of the map still come up for auction from time to time. One just like this one was recently sold for $1,800.

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