Auction 179, Lot 65

"Sari Tehlike - Dunyayi Kizil Tehlikeden Koruyacagim!.... [in] Akbaba ",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Japanese/Russian Propaganda

Period: 1936 (published)


Color: Printed Color

9.4 x 12.4 inches
23.9 x 31.5 cm

This is the complete issue of the Turkish satirical magazine Akbaba from 1936. It features a stunning illustration on the front cover by Cemal Nadir depicting a yellow octopus with a menacing face surrounding the globe with its tentacles. Includes the caption "Sari tehlike: Dünyayi kizil tehlikeden koruyacagim! (Yellow hazard: I will protect the world from the Red hazard). This striking image symbolized the perceived threats posed by Japan and the Soviet Union prior to World War II. Nadir was a pioneer of Turkish cartoon art and is often referred to as the “Turkish Walt Disney.” 17 pages, paper wrappers.


Condition: B+

Pleasant light toning with minor wear to wrappers.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2020