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mappa-mundi

Board Game
1935-1940 (published)
Place Of Origin

Design: THIS IS A JIGSAW PUZZLE which when completed forms a game.
Chromolithpgraph mounted on card and cut into 270 fully, semi- and non- interlocking pieces showing a map of the world
No. of squares: n/a
Squares illustrated: all
Square numbering: n/a
Squares titled: some
Subject of starting square: ?
Subject of ending square: ?


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Box
Additional Titlethe new travel game (manufacturer's title)
Physical Description
Design: THIS IS A JIGSAW PUZZLE which when completed forms a game.

Chromolithpgraph mounted on card and cut into 270 fully, semi- and non- interlocking pieces showing a map of the world

No. of squares: n/a

Squares illustrated: all

Square numbering: n/a

Squares titled: some

Subject of starting square: ?

Subject of ending square: ?
DimensionsSize: 16¼in x 29½in
Object history
Advertised in Games & Toys, February 1935, p. 2,3
Historical context
Rewards: ?

Forfeits: ?

No. of Players: any

Equipment required: The completed puzzle forms the game board; there are 60 oval, cut out spaces corresponding to capital cities with 59 (one is missing) playing pieces of card (15 white, blue, green and 14 red) each bearing the name of a capital city.

key sheet showing the correct position of the capitals



Rules placement: inside of lid
Production
john waddington ltd
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.190-1985

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record createdMarch 4, 2000
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