Cautious Cartography March 14, 2013Posted by doctorfive in Irish History.
A dissuasive map published in Dublin Opinion during the Emergency most charitably alerts would-be invaders to perils that await. A land ravaged by rheumatism, diphtheria and pipe bands. The Republic was conveniently fortressed by rocks, sharks, whirlpools and ‘still more rocks’ though we are left to speculate on what horror lies in the ‘unexplored’ north east.
A lone tree stands defiant in Athlone between the Meath Desert and Great Quagmire.
Not a pretty picture but would reality have been any more appealing?
via Strange Maps