Bacon's Standard Map of Europe


This map of Europe by the prominent British publisher G.W. Bacon & Co., Ltd. shows Europe in the immediate aftermath of World War I. Among the political and territorial changes brought about by the war were the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, the overthrow of the tsarist government in Russia, the establishment or re-establishment of the independent states of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia, the transfer of Alsace-Lorraine from Germany to France, and the expansion of Italian territory to include the region around Trieste. The inset map at the upper right shows population densities, ranging from the very sparsely populated northern Scandinavia to the thickly settled regions of western Germany, the Low Countries, and southern England. The map gives a total population for Europe of 475 million people. Also shown are steamship routes and time zones.

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Weber Costello Company, Chicago?



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1 map : color ; 84 x 111 centimeters

Last updated: November 14, 2017