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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1896,0501.529

  • Description

    Pack of 32 instructive playing-cards, with book of descriptions: Voyage Round the World
    Hand-coloured etching, letterpress
    Backs plain blue
    1814

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1814
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 90 millimetres
    • Width: 100 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        With a sheet of letterpress entitled "Reisen in die fünf Welttheile oder Nazionen Spiel", etc., dated 1808. In pasteboard case on which is a group of representatives of the five continents, with the title "Reisen in die Fünf Weltthiele mit 32 Nationen und VI Land Carten 1814".
  • Curator's comments

    A game consisting of 32 coloured prints of the costumes of various nations, in five divisions, Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Australia, each accompanied by a map of that portion of the globe. With a book giving descriptions of the various nations by J.W. Müller and J.G. Klinger, 1813.

    The "Pyramide als Spieltafel" mentioned in the 4-page printed instruction leaflet is missing. A version of the game complete with pyramid game-board is held by the Nederlands Openluchtmuseum (NOM.2256.OV). (With thanks to Saskas Konniger, by email, February 2017).

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  • Bibliography

    • Schreiber German 354 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Playing-cards Schreiber G.354)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1896,0501.529

Pack of 32 instructive playing-cards, with book of descriptions: Voyage Round the World  Hand-coloured etching, letterpress  Backs plain blue  1814

Pack of 32 instructive playing-cards, with book of descriptions: Voyage Round the World Hand-coloured etching, letterpress Backs plain blue 1814

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