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Aleph's Caricature Map of Wales

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Aleph's Caricature Map of Wales

Date of publication:

  • 1869
  • Place of publication:


  • original
  • This anthropomorphic map depicting Wales as "Owen Glendowr, in Bardic grandeur" is from 'Geographical Fun: Being Humorous Outlines of Various Countries'.

    Aleph, or William Harvey, gives all the credit for this series of comic maps to a “young lady ... now in her fifteenth year” who was “seeking to amuse a brother confined to his bed by illness”.  This was a young Lilian Lancaster, who later worked under her married name of Tennant. She became a popular stage performer, known for her comic songs, and drawing cartoon maps formed part of her act. Read more

    Condition & Materials

    Chromolithograph, printed area 24 x 20 cm, a couple of minor spots and stains, blank verso. Read less