Auction 140, Lot 437

"Subject Nationalities of the German Alliance…",

Subject: Europe

Period: 1917 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

36.3 x 27 inches
92.2 x 68.6 cm

This unusual thematic map documents the population and nationalities of the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire) engaged in World War I. It locates Jewish Colonies in Palestine and the Expropriations of the German Ansiedelungs Kommission (Prussian Settlement Commission), one of Germany's efforts to Germanize Polish territories. Below the title is a quotation from the Allies in response to President Wilson's note on December 19th, 1916 reading "The civilised [sic] world knows that the aims of the Allies include the reorganization [sic] of Europe, guaranteed by a stable settlement, based alike upon the principle of nationalities and on the right which all peoples, whether small or great, have to the enjoyment of full security and free economic development." Printed by the Dangerfield Printing Co. and published by Stanford's Geographical Establishment, London.


Condition: B

There are a numerous small splits at fold intersections and a few small edge tears, one of which extends 0.75" past the neatline.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/23/2012