An unused love postcard
By Anonymous , 1900

Mappa do Coraçao.

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publication place: Porto
  • Publisher: Lito Primorosa
  • Publication date: c1900
  • Physical description: Chromolithograph; an unused postcard, light age-toning, small area of insect damage to upper margin, otherwise very good.
  • Dimensions: 137 by 87mm (5.5 by 3.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 15173


A Portuguese postcard representing the Map of the Heart, with the Sea of Marriage at top and the Ocean of Storms at bottom. The brightly coloured heart-shaped island is divided into the Warm Zone in the north of the island with the Cove of Kisses, and the regions of Hope, Whims, Love and other emotions, and the Cold Zone in the south where the regions of Hatred, Deceit and Treason are rendered. At bottom left of the postcard, the Island of Contempt and Divorce. Popular humorous postcard from the 1900s, rare to find unused.