Punch,  12 (1847), 9.

Geography for our Grandchildren



Notes, Drollery


Physical Geography, Mesmerism, Prognostication, Politics, Internationalism

    Presents the insights of a 'celebrated clairvoyante' into the state of the world's political geography in 1896. These insights reveal several annexations of countries and changes of ruler. The clairvoyante claims, for example, that 'Russia will be permanently enlarged, and will occasionally publish a supplement, either in the shape of Egypt or the Caucasus, or a bit of Turkey'.

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