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Wallis's elegant and instructive game exhibiting the wonders of art, in each quarter of the world.

London : E. Wallis, [ca. 1820]
Physical Description:
1 game : hand-colored engraving ; 46 x 62 cm, folded to 24 x 17 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .W35 1820
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Date of publication from Liman.
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 17, 170-171
Whitehouse, F.R.B. Table games of Georgian and Victorian days, page 39
Seville, A. Royal game of the goose: 400 years of printed board games, no. 51
Selected exhibitions: "Instruction and Delight: Children's Games from the Ellen and Arthur Liman Collection" (Yale Center for British Art, 17 January-23 May, 2019).
BAC: British Art Center copy includes original slipcase.
The game board includes vignettes illustrating a curious mix of ancient sites, such as 'Stone Henge' and the 'Walls of Babylon', with more contemporary attractions and inventions, including the 'Automaton at Spring Gardens', "a Musical Lady, who performs delightfully upon the piano," and 'Doctor Herschel's Telescope', referring to William Herschel's forty-foot reflecting telescope, constructed between 1785-89. The game was won by the first player to reach the center of the board.
Subject Terms:
Educational games -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Historic buildings.
Historic sites.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1820.
Wallis, Edward, publisher.
IIIF Manifest:

Instruction and Delight: Children's Games from the Ellen and Arthur Liman Collection (Yale Center for British Art, January 17, 2019-May 23, 2019) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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