Geographical recreation, or, A voyage round the habitable globe, publish'd Octr. 1st 1809
Geographical recreation, or, A voyage round the habitable globe.
- Additional Title(s):
Voyage round the habitable globe
- London : By John Harris, at the Juvenile Library, corner of st. Paul's Church Yard, publish'd Octr. 1st 1809.
- Physical Description:
- 1 game (1 board) : paper mounted on linen, colored illustrations ; 59 x 53 cm folded to 20 x 13 cm. + 1 rule and instruction booklet (, 35,  pages ; 17 cm.)
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- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- Title from gameboard.
In case, as issued.
The board consists of a hand-colored engraved sheet mounted in 12 sections on a single sheet of linen, folded correspondingly into 12 panels; 115 medallions in pink, yellow, blue, and green, grouped by continent in five concentric tracks, lead out from the center medallion; medallions with sketch maps of the four continents separate the four sets of numbered medallions; the end of a player's journey, "The Return to Europe" (see booklet p. 11), is a medallion containing a large pink fleur-de-lys above the map of Europe, marked "116 Game." Played with a tetotum & counters, not issued with the game.
Instruction booklet has title page: Rules and directions for playing Geographical recreation, or, A voyage round the habitable world : a new game exhibiting the manners, customs, and dresses of the various nations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America : to which is appended a synopsis of geography. London : Printed for J. Harris, Juvenile Library, corner of St. Paul's Church Yard, 1809. [Printed by H. Bryer, Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, London].
Rule booklet contains publisher's advertisements for "interesting and amusing games" on p. - of first sequence; pages - at end contain additional John Harris advertisements for books.
Rule booklet issued in gray green wrappers; engraved title label affixed to upper wrapper has title "Rules and directions for playing the game Geographical recreation" within oval cartouche.
Moon, M. John Harris's books for youth, 1028(1)
Whitehouse, F.R.B. Table games of Georgian and Victorian days, pages 36-7
Whitton, B. Paper toys of the world, p. 213, color illustration 40
Cottage of content, or, Toys, games, and amusements of nineteenth century England, 32
Selected exhibitions: “The Cottage of Content : or, Toys, Games, and Amusements of Nineteenth Century England" (Yale Center for British Art, November 2 - December 31, 1977).
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks booklet of instructions. In original case, as issued. A digitized version of the booklet (1809) is available at Giochi dell'Oca e di percorso (http://www.giochidelloca.it/scheda.php?id=1335). A reproduction of the 1815 edition of the booklet is also available, in object file.
- Subject Terms:
- Board games -- England -- London -- Specimens.Geographical recreations -- Specimens.World maps -- Juvenile literature.
- Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
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