126) A pretty scarce original large fold out British propaganda map produced in 1914. “Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark!” this is folded in map form and would originally have had a front map book cover when folded (long since gone) as well as a rear cover which is still in place. when unfolded the covers would not show anyway. The map is in good strong order for something well over 100 years old but is a little delicate and needs to be handled with care! The front is excellent and clean, it shows the usual wear to the folds and some small holes to the centre of the folds but only minor. We have tried to show this held up with light behind to show any light that shines through. The edges show some slight tears all or which is shown in the photographs. The rear of the map shows age related browning and marks but all is pretty good but as we say being over 100 it needs to be handled with care. This would look lovely framed. There is some ancient pencil writing to the rear, we are not sure what it says as hard to make out? it measures 30 inches X 21 ½ inches. Bellow is some info taken from the net.
Celebrated serio-comic curiosity map published at the outbreak of the Great War, in which the the main protagonists are mostly depicted as dogs: the British bulldog, French poodle, German dachshund, etc., with Russia as a bear advancing on Europe alongside a steam-roller, with Czar Nicholas at the wheel.