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<B>1775 Descriptive Geography of the World Card Game 1775
1775 Descriptive Geography of the World Card Game
Stock #: MIS716
Our Price:  £325.00
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This very early game, which mentions Captain Cook, describes the geography of the world, which is "divided into four parts Europe, Asia, Africa and America".
Seas and rivers are listed seperately and country decription generally includes religion, counties and produce. In America no religion is listed.
Card 56 (the last) is titled Artic and Antarctic Regions - and in describes antarctic "as.. was formally supposed to contain very extensive countries; but on being explored by Captain Cook, they proved to consist of a body of water, perpetually overspread with masses of ice.
A later version reveals on card 56 that Captain Cook had been to New Zealand. Strangely the card that describes France mentions Napoleon, which seems as if this card (and/or others that my history is not good enough to notice) were replaced at a later date to keep the information "fresh".
Style of the "S" does seem as if it was print earlier than 1895
Photocopy of the earlier French card is available.
No makers is identified but the cards are similar to two games published by John Wallis one printed by J Swan, the other by James Harrison.

Descriptive Geography of the World - Condition / Cards are complete 56 cards - and an "explaination of Terms " card which is no numbered / The cards are in very good condition - no damage. / They are in an plain contempory box

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<B>Wallis's New Geographical Game Exhibiting a Voyage Round the World 1796 1796
Wallis's New Geographical Game Exhibiting a Voyage Round the World 1796
Stock #: LBG617
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Wallis's New Geographical Game Exhibiting a Voyage Round the World 1796

A New Geographical Pastime.
Published Jan 20th 1796. by John Wallis at his Map Warehouse No 16 Ludgate Street

Printed for John Wallis at his wholesale repository 13 Warwick Square London
by T Sorrel, Bartholomew Close, Smithfield.

Undated but with the long S, that the later versions (1802) does not have
In a slipcase dated 1802, so it may have been sold initially without a slipcase and then the style updated, or it could have been put into the slipcase at a later date.


It is a coloured engraved double hemispherical map.
It shows how little appears to be known about Africa at that time
ie Guinea ..of which little in known to Europeans."

There is information about New Holland (Australia) - The largest island in the world
And a number of references to Captain Cook's journeys

59 - Bhering’s Straits – also called Cook’s Straits
60 - Cook’s River on the north west coast of America so called from its discoverer, Capt Cook
61 - NootkaSound – discovered by Capt. Cook
Back to New Zealand
91 - Cook’s straights
92 New Hebrides – visited by Cook in1774
93 - Friendly Isles so named by Capt Cook in 1773
94 - Owhhyee – the largest Sandwich Island, here the traveller must stay a turn to view the bay where Capt Cook was unfortunately killed in a contest with the natives, 14th February 1779
97 - "Cook’s ne plus ultra" – Capt Cook being prevented from going further south by immense fields of ice



Condition - Voyage Round the World / Slipcase - good engraved picture - scuffed and rubbed at the edges / Playing sheet - this is very good - clean and bright - well colored. / Rules - at base of playing sheet. These appear (in all versions we have seen) to be a separate piece on paper added to the game. This was presumably to keep it updated without reprinting the map. There is a slight difference in the punctuation, as well as the change to the letters ie no long S to the version printed by J Crowder and E Hemsted in 1802.

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<B>C 1891 - Reise die Schweiz - Voyage en Suisse - 1st edition
1891
C 1891 - Reise die Schweiz - Voyage en Suisse - 1st edition
Stock #: MIS222
Our Price:  £250.00
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Large very attractive board which folds out to shows Switzerland, with places to visit round the board
This seems to be an early edition of the game. The artwork and color is bright. The game is a standard type of race game


Voyage en Suisse - Condition - Board folded in 4 - some wear along the folded edge otherwise very good / cards 2 missing / dice 3 two sided (red/black) and 1 numbered 1-6. No playing pieces (but they appear to be colored rounds in this version of the game), also gold star and two round card borad discs / Rules - original worn / Box - rubbed at the edges / corners split but good Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging. This is a heavy box

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