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Walker's geographical pastime exhibiting a complete voyage round the world in two hemispheres with tetotum, pillars & counters for playing this highly interesting game
Bib ID 6224712
Format MapMap [cartographic image, text, sheet, volume]
Edition [First edition] 
Scale Scale approximately 1:47,000,000 (W 180°00'--E 180°00'/N 90°00'--S 90°00'). 
Description London : Published by W. Darton Junr. 58 Holborn Hill, June 11th, 1816 
2 maps on 2 sheets : hand coloured, dissected and mounted on linen ; 2 hemispheres each 43.2 cm in diameter, sheets 52.0 x 48.5 cm, folded to 17.5 x 12.2 cm, in slipcase 18.6 x 12.9 cm + 2 booklets (66 pages ; 17.3 cm and 46 pages ; 17.3 cm) 
Summary

"Of all the old map games this one must occupy a high place; hours of enjoyment are derived from the examination of the place names and by following the voyages of several of the early navigators, e.g. Captain Cook, Captain Vancouver, Captain Gore, M. de la Perouse, all of which are shown in detail and the game published within 40 years of the actual voyages, the dates of which are given. (Whitehouse, Table games of Georgian and Victorian days, 1971, pp. 13-14)"--Vendors notes.

Full contents
  • Walker's geographical pastime, or tour through the Western Hemisphere, or new world : an amusing and instructive game
  • Walker's geographical pastime, or tour through the Eastern Hemisphere, or old world : an amusing and instructive game.
 
Notes

Early geographical game played on handcoloured map of the world, showing the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere on 2 separate sheets, each dissected to 12 panels and mounted on linen. Housed in original marbled paper box with engraved label depicting an Englishman demonstrating the use of a globe to a native. Maps include the voyages of several of the early navigators such as Captain Cook, Captain Vancouver, Captain Gore and M. de la Perouse.

Title from slipcase.

Edition statement taken from vendor's notes.

Publication statement on maps: Published 9th May 1816 by W. Darton Junr. 58 Holborn Hill, London of whom may be had by the same author various other instructive games.

Accompanied by booklets: A key to Walker's geographical tour through the western hemisphere with directions for making the tour : an instructive pastime; A key to Walker's geographical tour through the eastern hemisphere with directions for making the tour : an instructive pastime.

Accompanying booklets contain entries for New South Wales, Port Jackson and Van Dieman's Land. Also includes entries on locations in America, Africa and Asia revealing details into early exploration and colonial history. Extensive focus is given to the achievements of Captain Cook, the entry for the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) detailing the final moments of his life.

For children.

Subjects World maps.  |  Educational games.  |  Educational games - England.  |  Geographical recreations.  |  Geographical recreations - England.  |  Board games.  |  Board games - England.
Form/genre World maps.  |  Early maps.
Other authors/contributors Darton, William

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