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THE DOGS OF WAR UNLEASHED:

SATIRICAL & PROPAGANDA MAPS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

At: MENIER GALLERY - 51 SOUTHWARK STREET, LONDON SE1 1RU 

Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th November 2014

After 25 years in business as an antique map dealer and marking this important Centenary year, we draw attention to our recent selling Exhibition of Satirical Maps and Propaganda Maps of the First World War, The Dogs of War Unleashed, held at the Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU, from Wednesday November 26th to Saturday November 29th 2014.

"The Dogs of War are loose in Europe, and a nice noise they are making...", so begins the humorous descriptive "Note" by popular Punch columnist and dog-loving author, Walter Emanuel [1869-1915] that accompanies the late 1914 Johnson Riddle & Co serio-comic cartoon map of the European War entitled "Hark! Hark! The Dogs do bark!".

Belying the actual realities of the military situation on the Continent at the time, Emanuel's map depicts the European combatants in stereotypical canine guise, including the sturdy British bulldog, the dandified French poodle, and the pickelhaubed German dachshund, its nose caught in the vice-like jaws of the advancing British bulldog. In the East, the Russian Tsar sits at the wheel of a massive Russian steamroller with Russian bears & cossack cavalrymen in close attendance, the war machine advancing erratically at great speed, crushing all in its path.

It was a remarkable chance coincidence to discover that it was exactly 100 years ago to the month since Emanuel's wonderful map had first rolled off the presses of the South London printers, Johnson Riddle & Co, in November 1914. Originally offered for sale for a price of 1 shilling, it was published and sold through the well-known London book and map sellers, G W Bacon & Co, of 127 Strand. By another strange twist of coincidences, the original 1914 Printing Works of Johnson Riddle & Co were to be found just a stone's throw from the present Menier Gallery, at No.32 Southwark Bridge Road, at its juncture with Sumner Street.

It seemed fitting indeed to hold this Exhibition on such a well-timed Centenary and at such an appropriate location.

The Exhibition showcased one of the finest selections of comic and satirical maps of the 1914-18 period to have been offered for sale in recent years, as well as numerous wartime map-related propaganda posters, postcards, puzzles, games & ephemera

Price ranged from a few tens of Pounds for smaller original postcards, magazines and ephemeral items to several thousand Pounds for some of the rarer items.

We are also delighted to be able to offer a special limited edition 2015 Calendar featuring many of the Satirical maps featured in the Exhibition.

The Calendar is priced at £7.50 plus postage. Please inquire if you would like to order a copy.

For those who were unlucky enough to miss the opportunity of visiting us at the Menier Gallery, a full online listing of the Exhibition with illustrations is being made available through this website and the adjacent Menus.

Enjoy!


Roderick M Barron

 

 

 

Welcome to the Website of Roderick M Barron, private antiquarian map dealers.

We are based in Sevenoaks in Kent, 20 miles south east of London.

We have been involved in the antiquarian map trade for over 28 years. Our business was first established in 1989.

We are a member of  the English Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ABA); the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB); the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) and the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS).

We are also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).

 

 

A selection of Satirical & Propaganda Maps from our recent Menier Gallery Exhibition:

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #1

Price: £ 125

An attractive early “War Map”, probably dating from the very first weeks of the war, and one of the first in a series of maps, charts and panoramas of the widening global conflict issued in a cooperative venture between the Daily Mail newspaper and the well-known London Fleet Street map, atlas and globe publishers, George Philip & Son, operating as The London Geographical Institute.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #2a

Price: £ 2750

A rare conjoined pair of comparative satirical maps showing the political and military situations in Europe in 1870, at the time of the Franco-Prussian War, and in late 1914, shortly after the outbreak of the First World War.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #2b

Price: £ 1500

An uncommon reduced-size version, after the original 1914 edition, of this comparative pair of satirical maps depicting Europe at the time of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 by French cartoonist, Paul Hadol [1835-1875] and the second by German illustrator, Walter Trier [1890-1951], updated to show the situation in Europe shortly after the outbreak of the First World War in late 1914.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #3a

Price: £ 150

A rare complete set of six French satirical map postcards by Editions Lorraine forming a humorous recapitulation of the respective frontlines of the Allied and German Armies along the Western Front during the first three months of the war. 

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #3b

Price: £ 35

Attractive French satirical map postcard depicting the retreat of German forces following the first Battle of the Marne in September 1914

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #4a

Price: £ 250

A rare complete & unused set of six wartime propaganda postcards preserved with their original wrappers and including a rarely-seen cartoon map of Europe, all designed and signed by well-known Alsatian-born illustrator and artist, Gil Baer

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #4b

Price: £ 40

Uncommon magazine with attractive illustrated cover from the Editions Rouff "Collection "Patrie"" , the map cover design by artist Gil Baer, this being one of an extensive compendium of over 150 weekly issues published in Paris from 1917 onwards providing rousing & patriotic accounts of the War from the French perspective.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #5

Price: £ 3500

Superb comic map of the European War Situation in canine guise, first published for the London booksellers G W Bacon & Co by Southwark printers, Johnson Riddle & Co, exactly 100 years ago in November 1914. The accompanying description is the work of Punch columnist and humourist, Walter Emanuel [1869-1915]

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #6

Price: £ 3250

Extremely rare, possibly unique, survival of this derivative of the Bacon-Johnson Riddle Hark!Hark! Comic canine War map, curiously translated into French and including a dedicatory portrait to King Albert of Belgium. Published in Liverpool, it may have been produced to cater for the patriotic needs of the large numbers of Belgian refugees who arrived in coastal ports and towns such as Liverpool and Birkenhead in late 1914 and early 1915 

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #7

Price: £ 3250

A curious & unusual piece of early wartime counter-propaganda, a closely copied early 1915 German re-issue of G W Bacon & Johnson Riddle's popular serio-comic canine-themed map of the initial developments in the European War theatre, entitled Hark! Hark! The Dogs do Bark! With Note by Walter Emanuel, first published in London in mid-November 1914. 

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #8

Price: £ 2950

Uncommon British satirical map of the European War by Jewish Artist, John Henry Amschewitz [1882-1942], published in London in December 1914. 

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #9

Price: £ 2750

A curious and unusual piece of early wartime counter propaganda, Hamburg publisher W Nölting's closely copied early 1915 reissue of Jewish artist, John Henry Amschewitz's satirical War map entitled European Revue. Kill That Eagle, originally published in London by Geographia Ltd in December 1914

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #10

Price: £ 2950 (set of 3)

The first of two German "humorous maps of Europe" designed by the Dresden artist and illustrator, Karl Lehmann-Dumont and published by the firm of Leutert & Schneidewind of the same city in late 1914. Together with an additional separately issued broadsheet poking fun at the Coats of Arms of the Enemy Powers, these form a rarely found complete set of three complimentary items originally published together in 1914.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #11

Price: £ 2950 (set of 3)

The second "humorous map of Europe" in 1914, designed by the Dresden artist & illustrator, Karl Lehmann-Dumont and published by the firm of Leutert and Schneidewind of the same city in late 1914. Together with a third separately issued satirical broadsheet poking fun at the Coats of Arms of the Enemy Powers, these form a rarely found complete set of early wartime satirical propaganda sheets.  

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #12

Price: £ 2950 (set of 3)

A rarely-found German satirical broadsheet dating from late 1914, unsigned, but possibly the work of Dresden artist Karl Lehmann-Dumont. The official designs of the Coats of Arms of Germany's principal enemy protagonists are cleverly reinterpreted and reworked for satirical propaganda purposes. The sheet was published by the Dresden firm of Leutert & Schneidewind alongside two "humorous maps of Europe" designed by Lehmann-Dumont

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #13

Price: £ 2250

Exceptionally rare "improved" American edition of Karl Lehmann-Dumont's humorous Map of Europe, originally published in Dresden in late 1914 and here revised by Chicago artist, F A Thalmann and published by the Standard Map Company of the same city in January 1915. The map was most likely targeted  the significant German communities of the American Mid-West, Theodore Roosevelt's so-called "hyphenated" Americans.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #14

Price: £ 550

Exceptionally scarce satirical map jigsaw of the European War designed and manufactured by the London Zig-Zag Puzzle Company in early 1915

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #15

Price: £ 3500

Exceptionally scarce & unusual Japanese comic map of the World War, published by Tokyo print seller & publisher Ryozo Tanaka and his Shobido Company in September 1915

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #16

Price: £ 1500

Scarce & highly unusual zoomorphic map of Europe incorporating a bizarre menagerie of animal representatives bearing little relationship with the stereotypes traditionally associated with the various European nations. Designed by Portuguese artist A Soares, the map was published in Lisbon by "A Editora Lda", possibly in early 1916 at the time of Portugal's entry into the War on the side of the Allied Powers.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #17a

Price: £ 1500

Rare Russian comic map of the European War published in the satirical magazine Novoe Krivoe Zerkalo in Moscow in late 1914

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #17b

Price: £ 250

Published by the Moscow satirical magazine Novoe Krivoe Zerkalo (New Distorting Mirror), a rare unused postcard edition of the larger Russian satirical broadsheet map depicting European hostilities in the first weeks of the War in September 1914.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #20

Price: £ 1950

A rare German satirical map of 1915 published in Berlin and marketed through G Schiedermeier & Co of Regensburg, depicting the European war situation as a battle between the noble German and Austrian masters and an errant and increasingly wild European menagerie of animals

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #21

Price: £ 1975

Scarce German satirical broadsheet map with accompanying poetic verse published in Cologne in late 1914

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #23

Price: £ 3850

Impressive and scarce German satirical map of the European War designed by artist W Kaspar and published in Hamburg by the firm of Graht & Kaspar in late 1914

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #24

Price: £ 3000

The first of a scarce pair of German satirical maps by an unknown artist with the initials "A.K", published by the Hamburg firm Lucas Gräfe in early 1915

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #25

Price: £ 3000

The second of a scarce pair of German satirical maps by an unknown artist with the initials "A.K", published by the Hamburg firm Lucas Gräfe in mid 1915, following Italy's entry into the War on the side of the Allied Powers

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #28

Price: £ 2100

An uncommon foray into satirical cartography by one of the most important and influential cartoonists of the First World War, the Dutchman Louis Raemaekers [1869-1956], this map was first published exactly a Century ago, in November 1914

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #29

Price: £ 4750

Exceptionally rare map of the European War Theatre designed by Swiss sculptor & artist, André Huguenin (Huguenin-Dumittan) [1888-1975], probably during the period 1914-15 whilst he was studying & working in Paris.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #30

Price: £ 2500

Unusual "symbolic" map of Europe designed by French artist, B Crété and published in Paris by Editions G.D in late 1914. 

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #31

Price: £ 3500

Rare Polish map, closely modelled on the earlier French original by B Creté (see previous item#30) and published in Warsaw in early 1915 under the auspices of Vladislav Levinsky and long-established local bookseller, Samuel Orgelbrand & Company.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #38

Price: £ 3000

Rare British map of late 1915/early 1916, depicting Germany and Austria-Hungary as a pair of slightly doe-eyed Octopuses and detailing their acquisitive territorial aggrandizement in Europe since the time of Frederick the Great in the early 18th Century

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #40

Price: £ 2650

A rare cartoon map of the European war published in early 1916 marrying commerce and satirical propaganda in an unusual promotion of a brand of German brandy named after & endorsed by the German military leader, Paul von Hindenburg

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #41

Price: £ 900

Striking propaganda poster designed by Parisian artist, Maurice Neumont [1868-1930] in late 1917 and depicting the enveloping tentacles of the historically expansionist Prussian Octopus across the map of Europe.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #46

Price: £ 450

Striking large propaganda chart of the Mediterranean detailing the sinkings of Allied Merchant shipping by German U-Boats during the campaign of "unrestricted" warfare of 1917

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #48

Price: £ 1600

Striking, unusual German propaganda map of the World, dating from 1918 and issued in the wake of President Wilson's so-called "Fourteen Points", his idealistic vision of a post-war settlement and here depicting with some cynicism the impact of his much vaunted proposal of national "self-determination" upon the Allied Powers' own colonies.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #54

Price: £ 1850

Rare satirical map of the "New Europe", designed by French comic postcard artist Griff, and presumably published shortly after the conclusion of the Armistice in November 1918.

 

Satirical Maps & Propaganda Maps of the First World War #60

Price: £ 595

Second example of this extremely rare, viciously anti-German map-based dexterity puzzle produced by London novelty games manufacturer, R Farmer & Son, in 1916

 

 
 
 
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