1793 / 1851 Gillray Satirical Caricature Map of England and France
1793 / 1851 Gillray Satirical Caricature Map of England and France

1793 / 1851 Gillray Satirical Caricature Map of England and France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: A New Map of England & France. / The French Invasion; or John Bull, bombarding the Bum-Boats. Description: A wonderful example of the 1851 George Bohn restrike of James Gillray’s 1793 satirical caricature map of England, Wales, and France. An expression of the political tensions of the era, this map takes the form of George III of England, facing to the right and boldly railing his right foot (Kent), to stamp on France, itself taking the form of a face. The King is wearing a fool’s cap composed of’Northumberland. Wales represents the king’s flying coattails. The map illustrates, in the words of a Tate London Cataloger, George III crapping vigourously on the coast of France, dispersing a number of tiny gunboats (âö) The image is gross, but the KingâÃôs evacuations are heroic, patriotic and contemptuous, expressing the feelings of the brutish but uncensored John Bull, whom he here embodies. The map of course illustrates the pervading fear in England of a Napoleonic invasion. Among George III expulsions are the words’British Declaration’, referring to George’s promise to return Toulon (held by Royalists aided by British and Spanish forces) to the French on the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. Like many of Gillray’s more profane caricatures, this one was suppressed shortly after it was issued and is thus almost never seen in its original 1793 issue. The present example is Henry George Bohn’s 1851 restrike of Gillray’s plates, compiled under the title Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray. Size: Printed area measures 14.5 inches high by 10 inches wide. Margin tear professionally repaired on verso. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1793 / 1851 Gillray Satirical Caricature Map of England and France” is in sale since Thursday, May 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year: 1793
  • Country/Region: England
  • Region: France
  • Topic: England
  • Publication Year: 1793
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