Nouveau Jeu de Loto Géographique et Universel ou Tableaux des Capitales de L'Univers. GAME, ENGELMANN, publishers GRAF.
Nouveau Jeu de Loto Géographique et Universel ou Tableaux des Capitales de L'Univers.

Nouveau Jeu de Loto Géographique et Universel…
Nouveau Jeu de Loto Géographique et Universel ou Tableaux des Capitales de L'Univers.

Paris: Chromol de Engelmann et Graf, circa 1860.

Loto Game, consisting of 18 pictorial game cards, each illustrated with five lithographic scenes, one small cloth bag containing glass counters, one large cloth bag containing 90 numbered circular timber tokens, folio rule sheet printed on yellow paper; all contained in the original decorated card box measuring 224 x 280 mm., with colour-printed lid, decorated in gold.

A rare and exquisitely produced geographical lotto game, featuring lithographs of major cities and ports of the world. There are 90 countries and principalities featured in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and America, and each is represented by an illustration and brief description of population, exports and industries.

A rare and exquisitely produced geographical lotto game, featuring lithographs of major cities and ports of the world. There are 90 countries and principalities featured in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and America, and each is represented by an illustration and brief description of population, exports and industries.

Many of the representations of recently-settled Pacific destinations such as Hawaii, Tahiti and the Marquesas are drawn from published voyage accounts. The fine depiction of Sydney Harbour is very closely modelled on the view "Vooloo-mooloo au Port Jackson" which was published in the official account of La Place's grand voyage in La Favorite. This view had originally been drawn in Sydney by the voyage's artist Barthelemy Lauvergne, and was prepared for publication as an aquatint by Sainson.

"Nouveau Jeu de Loto…" is a particularly fine example of the deluxe nineteenth-century French children's games - beautiful and practical educational devices which made drawing-room geographical study a pleasure. The fine lithographs were printed by Engelmann and Graf, the company established by pioneering French lithographer Godefroy Engelmann.

Scarce when complete and especially so when in such fine condition.

Price (AUD): $6,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #3112137

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