The text and map referenced in this etching were originally published in the 1920s. The map that is referenced came from Le Monde au Temps des Surrealistes (The Surrealist Map of the World), published in the Belgian periodical, Variétés, in 1929 by an anonymous artist. The text, La Révolution d’abord et toujours! (The Revolution First and Always!) was published in 1925 in Paris and signed by surrealist artists and writers, including Louis Aragon, Antonin Artaud, and Max Ernst, among 50 others.