Nicaragua issued the stamp in 1954 to honor the United Nations as
indicated by the legend at the bottom of the stamp. The design has the
emblem of the United Nations being engraved by a sculptor.
There are a number of drawing errors on the
map. Africa is separated from Eurasia and Strait of Gibralter does not
exist. The North American is unrecognizable. Neither the Aleutian
Islands, nor Japan appear on the map. Cape Horn, which emerges
from behind the sculptor’s head, has a strange shape. Madagascar,
Ceylon are missing, and India is only a bump on the southern coast of
Asia. The Cape of Good Hope is on one of the longitude lines on the
stamp, but not on the real emblem. Many islands are omitted.