Rare game map of Scotland
By WALKER, John, 1812
Walker’s geographical tour through Scotland, an instructive pastime.
- Author: WALKER, John
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: W. Darton
- Publication date: 1812.
- Physical description: 8vo booklet in original boards, hand coloured engraved map backed on linen, both in original box with label to upper cover and publisher’s label to lower cover.
- Dimensions: 500 by 410mm. (19.75 by 16.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 12016
As well as the above he also championed education, and produced several geographical works for children, including ‘Elements of Geography’, in 1788, and ‘The Universal Gazetteer’, in 1795. In 1808, he would team up with William Darton Senior to publish, ‘Walker’s Universal Atlas for the use of schools’, which would go through numerous editions. It was at this time that he began publishing, along with Darton, his geographical games, the first being a tour through England and Wales, in 1809. Walker would continue to publish geographical games with William Darton Junior for the next 20 years.
Rare we are only able to trace two institutional examples: the National Library of Scotland together with rule book; Princeton lacking rule book.