Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Illustration of Serio-Comic War Map. 

Origen:  The Serio-Comic War Map, 1877 is part of The British Library collection by Fred W. Rose

Purpose: to depict the European countries in 1877
Value: Russia at the time is the dominating country, spreading to many parts of Europe, while Spain just got a new king, Alfonso XII. Spain is turned away from the rest of Europe, not wanting to get involved and working on restoring its country.
Limitations:  There is a lot happening in this picture, with references to the condition of many of the European countries.

What events during this time caused the artists to draw the countries how they are? What makes Spain turn away from the rest of Europe?

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