Aleph's Caricature Map of IrelandSKU: 9750
This anthropomorphic map of Ireland was published in “Geographical Fun: Being Humorous Outlines of Various Countries”. Though credited on the title-page under his pen-name ‘Aleph’, William Harvey himself 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