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Austrian Crimean War Satirical Map

SKU: 9707

Austrian Crimean War Satirical Map

Date of publication:

  • 1854
  • Place of publication:


  • black and white
  • Mapmaker:

  • Anonymous
  • Humoristiche satyrische Karte von Kriegsschauplatze

    This Austrian pictorial map satirising the Crimean War was published in July 1854 in No. 55 the 'Illustrirte Novellen-Zeitung' (between pp. 436 and 437). Read more

    Austria remained neutral during the Crimean War, fearful of the expansion of Russian influence despite the recent military support it had received from Russia, which kept the Habsburg’s on the throne after the revolutions of 1848. Our map’s creator seems to suggest that the Ottoman Empire was vulnerable to being torn apart by its supposed allies, Britain and France. In the event, neutral Austria, left diplomatically isolated and exposed to invasion and revolution, suffered at least as greatly as any of the combatants.

    Condition & Materials

    Lithograph, printed area 22.5 x 29.5 cm on sheet 25.5 x 32 cm, blank verso with ink stamp of Munich collector Dr Franz Schnitzer (d. 1901; library sold at auction in 1902: #63 of the new contributions added by Einstein and  Goldstein to their 1918 edition of Fagan’s ‘Collectors’ Marks’). Lithographed by Gustav Wegelein (fl. 1851-80). Read less