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Wallis's tour of Europe : a new geographical pastime / McIntyre sculpsit.
Additional Title(s):
Tour of Europe
London : Published ... by John Wallis at his Map Warehouse No. 16 Ludgate Street, Nov. 24th, 1794.
Physical Description:
1 game : hand-colored engraving ; 46 x 50 cm, on sheet 49 x 70 cm, folded to 17 x 13 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .W352 1794
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Scale approximately 1:12,659,328. -- (W 5°--E 90°/N 80°--N 25°).
Relief shown pictorially.
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 136-137
Whitehouse, F.R.B. Table games of Georgian and Victorian days (revised 2nd ed.), see page 9
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).
This geographic game includes stops for all the cities someone might visit while on a tour of Europe. The game begins in Harwich, a major port on the eastern coast of England, where many tourists would take a packet boat to the continent. Players of Wallis's game would spin a teetotum (also called a 'totum' as here) to move their markers along the route, occasionally losing a turn or two to learn about some local attraction on their way back to London, the last stop. Or, if they were lucky enough to land on 'Paris', for example, the player was "entitled to view all its curiosities," and skip ahead, all the way to 'Dublin'. Close to home, the most dangerous stop for the player was the 'Scilly Isles' (just off the coast of Cornwall in southwest England), where, "by running foul of the rocks, the Traveller loses the game."
Subject Terms:
Educational games.
Europe -- Maps.
Geographical recreations -- Specimens.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1794.
Maps -- Europe.
McIntyre, Archibald, active 1789-1812, engraver.
Wallis, J. (John), -1818, 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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