Anthropomorphic Maps and the

Human Shape of the Holy Land

Chapter 7 - Anthropomorphic Maps in the Media

 

Any anthropomorphic map has a clear political meaning. This meaning did not escape the eyes of the modern cartoonists. It is possible to find anthropomorphic maps which were created by leading cartoonists to describe the news. They are a minor part of the total amount of political cartoons, but it seems that the cartographic appearance gives them extra reliability.

 

The hegemonies in Europe in 1870

The hegemonies in Europe in 1870

 

A clown shape of an island in the Mississippi River represents the controversial French ownership of it in the 19th century

A clown shape of an island in the Mississippi River represents the controversial French ownership of it in the 19th century

 

A caricature of Germany from the 1920th shows the hand of Versailles treaty strangling a character who reminds of Hitler

A caricature of Germany from the 1920th shows the hand of Versailles treaty strangling a character who reminds of Hitler

 

President Chirac of France  early 21st century

President Chirac of France early 21st century

 

 

The anthropomorphic caricature is popular in the modern Arab media.

 

The helpless international community - 2004

The helpless international community - 2004

 

The crippled Arab world - 2004

The crippled Arab world - 2004

 

Iraq before and after the American conquest - 2004

Iraq before and after the American conquest - 2004

 

 

 

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