FRANCE PICTORIAL MAP 1872 GUET-APENS by GILL COMMUNE OF PARIS 19TH CENTURY
FRANCE PICTORIAL MAP 1872 GUET-APENS by GILL COMMUNE OF PARIS 19TH CENTURY

FRANCE PICTORIAL MAP 1872 GUET-APENS by GILL COMMUNE OF PARIS 19TH CENTURY

FRANCE PICTORIAL MAP 1872 GUET-APENS by GILL COMMUNE OF PARIS 19TH CENTURY

FRANCE PICTORIAL MAP 1872 GUET-APENS by GILL COMMUNE OF PARIS 19TH CENTURY

FRANCE PICTORIAL MAP 1872 GUET-APENS by GILL COMMUNE OF PARIS 19TH CENTURY

FRANCE PICTORIAL MAP 1872 GUET-APENS by GILL COMMUNE OF PARIS 19TH CENTURY

FRANCE PICTORIAL MAP 1872 GUET-APENS by GILL COMMUNE OF PARIS 19TH CENTURY

Title of the map. Comic and pictorial antique map of France edited in the newpaper “L’Eclipse “on 1872, March 17. Signature of the artist in the plate. The Commune governed Paris from 18 March to 18 May 1871. It was a socialist and anticlerical government between that emerged after the chaos of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian war. After controlling Paris during two months, the French Army dissolved the government and a lot of people and soldiers were killed during the manifestations. On this map, France appeared as a large spider’s web, with the flight in the center representing the “communards”, representing by the symbolic red Phrygian cap. Four spiders around, seem ready to attack. In upper left, the spider represents the French government, the Third republic, representing by the fleur-de-lys. In upper right, the spider represents Germany representing by the Prussian Pickelhaube, situated on the Alsace and Lorraine, the 2 regions annexed by Prussia after their victory in the Franco-Prussian war. The spider in lower right side, represents the french Emperor Napoleon III. Captured by Prussia during the Franco-Prussian war. In lower left side, it is a pear with spider’s leg which represents the Royalists; The pear was often represented to describe Louis-Philippe, the last French King. He worked in a lot of newpapers and created his own newspaper Gill-Revue. We can find some caricaturs of this artist in the newpapers of this period as La Lune, L’Eclipse, Les Hommes du Jour… Gill is famous for the painting that he realised for a cabaret in Montmartre named “le cabaret des assassins”; the owner of his cabaret asked to Gill to made a painting for his local. Gill painted a rubbit jumping out of a sauce pan. This painting became the symbol of the cabaret, so the owner of the local changed the name of the local to “le lapin a Gill”, which became “le lapin agile”. This cabaret is still in Montmartre and one of the most famous cabaret in Paris, because a lot of painters and artists frequented this cabaret, as Toulouse Lautrec, Aristide Bruant who bought it, and later Picasso, Dorgelès.. Size of the map : 33,5 x 29,5 cm / 12,9 x 11,4 inches. Size with margins : 47 x 33,7 cm / 18,5 x 12,9 inches. ALL WE SELL IS ANTIQUE, NO COPY OR SCAN. The item “FRANCE PICTORIAL MAP 1872 GUET-APENS by GILL COMMUNE OF PARIS 19TH CENTURY” is in sale since Saturday, January 30, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1872
  • Date Range: 1800-1899
  • City: Paris
  • Country/Region: France
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