Caricature maps of the world | Paul Hadol / Sebastian Munster / William Harvey / Heinrich Bunting (1537-1915)

Heinrich Bunting, Map of Europe shaped as a virgin, 1582

Sebastian Munster, Europe, 1570         Sebastian Munster, Europe as Queen of the World, 1537

Heinrich Bunting, Clover Leaf Map, 1581 
Heinrich Bunting, Asia in the Form of Pegasus, 1581
Meeting of the Atlantic and the Pacific, The Kiss of the Oceans, 1915
Humorous Map of Europe, 1870
Paul Hadol, Humorous Map of Europe, 1870

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 Scotland, 1790                                                                                 Wales, 1869    

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Germany, 1869                                                       France, 1869
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Italy, 1869                                                  Ireland, 1869
Holland & Belgium, 1869                                                              Denmark. 1869
The maps are from Geographical Fun, or Humorous Outlines of Various Countries, published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1869.  The author, William Harvey writing under the pseudonym Aleph, created a series of twelve maps showing various countries as curious  people in the great tradition of English caricaturists.
The idea behind the maps was taken from sketches drawn by a fifteen year old girl wishing to amuse her sick brother confined to bed.

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