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Kinran-sha Round-the-World Air Race Game

SKU: 9343
£750.00

Title:
Kinran-sha Round-the-World Air Race Game

Date of publication:
1927

Printed Measurement:
54.5 x 79 cm

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • Kinran-sha
  • Round the world speed contest

    The board of this cartographic game is centred on Japan and peppered with national monuments of the world (Big Ben, the Colosseum, Château de Chillon, the Pyramids, Great Wall of China); famous people (Lenin, Washington; and general stereotypes (bull fighting, baseball); Hollywood appears to be represented by Harold Lloyd, a figure in glasses and a boater being filmed while clinging to a spire.

    Condition & Materials

    Japanese cartographic board game, 54.5 x 79 cm, printed in colours, old folds with some wear at the fold intersections strengthened on the verso, blank verso; the Japanese game Sugoroku is similar to snakes and ladders.