New Map of Europe
- Alternate Title:
- The New Map of Europe
- New Map of Europe
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
- Horrabin, J. F. (James Francis), 1884-1962
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- 1920 - 1939
- Work Type:
- Between the Wars
Communism & Cold War
- 13 x 13 (centimeters, height x width)
- "This map presents a radical view of inter-war Europe... designed to explain the contemporary political and economic balance of power in terms of the Marxist-Leninist theory of Imperialism." (Barber 2005, 316). British "possessions & colonies" include Portugal, Holland, most of the Scandinavian and Baltic states, Greece, Egypt, Palestine and Cyprus. French "possessions & colonies" include Morocco, Belgium, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Rumania and Turkey. Germany, Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria are "dominated by France & Britain jointly," in some instances along with the U.S.
Horrabin was an English socialist writer, journalist and political activist. Much of his work was aimed at providing geographical support for socialist political and historical views. His Plebs Atlas was intended for students at the "National Council of labour colleges," and specifically for "students of Imperialism and World Politics." (Horrabin, 4).
As to his cartographic methodology, “The maps make no attempt at crowding in all the names and facts possible. On the contrary, I have aimed at leaving out everything non-essential to the illustration of a particular point. I am a firm believer in the theory that a map should be designed to make some one point clear – and other points be left to other maps. Not only elementary students but older readers are befogged by the wealth of detail, all of it emphasized equally, in an ordinary map. For the same reason I have made many of the maps diagrammatic, and used arrows and different sorts of shading to make their meaning clear.” (Horrabin, 3-4).
For more about Horrabin's work, see Palsky 2018.
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- Horrabin, J. F. (1933). The Plebs Atlas, containing 60 maps for the use of students in the classes of the National council of labour colleges, and worker-students generally. London: s.n..
- Cite As:
- 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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