“Guatemala issued an adhesive in 1946 with so
many geographical mistakes that I have nicknamed it the “Comedy of
Errors”. Europe is shown as a separate continent with a wide river
between it and Asia. There is a large island (Cuba?) in the center of
the Gulf of Mexico and a strange land mass in the South Pacific. It is
fun to look for all the geographical errors in this stamp.”
G. Gilbert Kline, “Map Stamps’ Appeal Reaches Many Tastes and
Linn’s Weekly Stamp News.
(from a 1959? Issue).
“...both Africa and Europe are entirely separated from Asia, and Baja
California is represented as being as wide as northern Mexico.”
William R. Horney, “Miniature Maps of the World,”
Weekly Philatelic Gossip
46:16(June 19, 1948)496.
Among other missing or distorted aspects, Australia is larger than
North America, the Hudson Bay is missing, as are Iceland, Scandinavia,
Britain and Ireland, Italy and Greece, Spain and Portugal, Saudi
Arabia, the Persian Gulf, Sri Lanka, Japan, New Zealand, Antarctica
Finally, although the date on the stamp might
suggest that it was issued in 1940, it was not released until 1946.