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Satirical map for lovers, 19th century

Satirical map for lovers, 19th century

C026/8909

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Satirical map for lovers. Matrimony on Mercator's projection shewing to timid lovers the orbit of affection to the true haven of conjugal happiness'. A schooner yacht 'Pinta' is shown sailing the 'Ocean of Admiration'. Other satirical and allegorical names include 'Isles of Jealousy', 'Sea of Scandal', 'Gulf of Flirtation', 'Brides Bay', 'Honeymoon Territory', 'Mountains of Vanity', and 'Land of Lawyers'. The map takes the form of a word puzzle, described in the text at bottom. This puzzle, of a type that was common at the time, dates from around 1880.

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