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A Voyage round the World

Title
Wallis's New Game, Exhibiting a Voyage round The World.
Author
WALLIS, Edward
Publisher
Published by E. Wallis, 42 Skinner Street and 12 High Street, Islington,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[c1823].
Dimensions
490 by 630mm (19.25 by 24.75 inches).
Price
£3,000
Reference
10796

Description

Engraved game map with hand colour, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original cloth slipcase, lettered in gilt.

Notes

Wallis first published a game of this nature in 1796 (see Whitehouse facing p.7 for an illustration), by the 1820's a number of new discoveries had been incorporated together with other refinements made to the game itself.

The sheet contains the world in two conjoined hemispheres with 5 additional hemispheres around the outside consisting of 'Geographical Circles,' 'Zones, ' 'Parallels of Latitude,' 'Meridians,' and an 'Explanation of Geographical Characters.' The players circumnavigate the world traveling east around Africa, through India, 'New Holland' then north to China and Japan, then south through North and South America, west to New Zealand the Pacific Islands before crossing back to the South Atlantic and returning to port in London.