A Historical Record of the Founding of the Empire & the Brilliant Victory
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- Ricordo Storico della Fondazione dell'Impero [A Historical Record of the Founding of the Empire] Ricordo storico della Vittoria folgorante [A Historical Record of the Brilliant Victory]
- A Historical Record of the Founding of the Empire & the Brilliant Victory
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
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- 1920 - 1939
- World War II
Politics & Government
- Two maps, each 14 x 19, on sheet 32 x 21 (centimeters, height x width)
- These cards ("Cartoleria," or stationery) celebrating the Italian conquest of Ethiopia in 1936, are dated 9 Maggio XIV, May 9, 1937 (in the 14th year of Mussolini's rule, which began in October 1922). Mussolini frequently used cartographic images in support of the actions of the fascist state. See Minor 1999. For similar images, see ID #2203.
The legend on the top map translates: "The Italian people have created the Empire with their blood, will fertilize it with their work, and will defend it against anyone with their weapons. In this certainty supreme lifted up, Legionäre, insignia, iron and hearts, to salute fifteen centuries later the reappearance of the Empire on the Fatali Hills of Rome."
The legend on the bottom map translates: "We are ready to defend our brilliant victory with the same fearless and relentless decision with which we conquered."
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- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography, #8548. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
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- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography
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