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[Turkey] Il Pallone del Concerto Europeo (Istanbul – Constantinople)

A rare satirical caricature on the independence struggles within the Ottoman empire showing a fine view on Istanbul and the Bosporus with figures representing Greece, Romania, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Armenia, looking at a deflated hot air balloon the “Concerto Europeo” with the head as an English man all vaguely in the shape of Europe. From the Italian satirical newspaper Il Papagallo, a satirical magazine dedicated exclusively to international politics founded in Bologna, 1873 by Augusto Grossi (1835-1919), which specialized in stunning fine color-printed caricatures.