Title from caption etched below image. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW Printmaker from George.
"The globe is the 'State of the Nation', a parliamentary phrase implying a vote of censure on the conduct of the Ministry. It is covered with islands in a 'Sea of Tribulation'. These are: '10.000 Pr An for an Apostate intended Princess'; 'Large Grants to relatives of decased [sic] Hero's'; 'Large Sums voted to Younger [The word has been etched over 'relatives'.] Branches of large Families'; 'Taxation Island'; 'Property Tax Assess'd Taxes Tax upon Tax' [twice], with smaller islands inscribed [four times] 'Tax upon Tax'. For the property-tax and budget see BMSats 10557,10564, &c. The 'Apostate Princess' is Mrs. Fitzherbert, in the public eye through Jefferys's pamphlet, see BMSat 10589, and the final decision of the House of Lords in the Seymour case (14 June 1806), see BMSat 10389. The 'deceased hero's' are Nelson and Rodney, Nelson's (collateral) heirs obtaining an annuity of £5,000 and a capital sum of £120,000. 'Parl. Debates', vii. 141-5 (13 May). The pension of £1,000 to Lord Rodney's son was continued to his grandson. Ibid., p. 902 (3 July). By the Royal Family Annuities Bill large additions were made to the incomes of the Duke of Clarence and his younger brothers, of the princesses, and their niece Princess Charlotte of Wales, and of the widow, son, and daughter of the Duke of Gloucester, the King's brother who died in 1805. Ibid., pp. 875, 923, 968, 1103 (2-11 July). The grants were attacked by Cobbett, see 'Pol. Reg.' x. 33 ff., 65 ff. (12, 19 July). Cf. BMSats 10697, 10704. The features of the 'Opposition Winds' are distorted, but they seem to be (r.) Canning and Castlereagh, and (l.) Perceval and Hawkesbury."--British Museum online catalogue.
Atlas (Greek deity) Globes
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