print / playing-card
Pack of 32 instructive playing-cards, with book of descriptions: Voyage Round the World
Hand-coloured etching, letterpress
Backs plain blue
- Published in: Nuremberg
- (Europe,Germany,Bavaria,Mittelfranken (region),Nuremberg)
- Height: 90 millimetres
- Width: 100 millimetres
Inscription ContentWith 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".
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).
Not on display (Playing-cards Schreiber G.354)
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Object reference number: PPA230657
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