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Wallis's New Geographical Game Exhibiting a Tour Through Europe

Wallis's New Geographical Game Exhibiting a Tour Through Europe : J. Wallis

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A finely illustrated map game of a Tour through Europe. A coloured aquatint sheet in its cardboard slipcase with a label engraved with a suitably regal cartouche-like scene, stating that it was 'Published March 20, 1802 by John Wallis at his Map Warehouse, Ludgate Street'. However the map game itself states 'Published March 13th 1811 by John Wallis at his Map Warehouse No. 13 Warwick Square, of whom may be had upon the same plan A Tour Through England and Round the World'. The game has been dissected and mounted on linen. Relief is shown pictorially on the map, and areas are numbered, although no rules are included here. A copy in the V & A is catalogued thus: ' In order to play this race game through Europe each player must have a marker, usually in the shape of a pyramid, and four counters. An eight-sided teetotum spinner is also needed. There are 102 playing spaces, some of which were capitals of the kingdoms and states of Europe, and landing on one of these brings the privilege of doubling the last spin. Most of the descriptions stress what might be seen in each town, and some reflect military activities such as battles, arsenals and fortifications. The game gives an insight into what was currently regarded as historically and commercially important. It was published at the height of the Grand Tour of Europe, and all that was thought to be best was included. The winning space is London'. Very slight loss to all four corners, not affecting the printed surface of the game.
region: Curiosities
mapmaker: J. Wallis
place and date of publication: London 1802
medium and colour: Copperplate, Original colour
size in mm: 480 by 520mm (19 by 20.5 inches).
ref: 41947

Price: £ 360

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