Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 61

"Jeu Geographique - Loterie des Deux Hemispheres [Game]", A.L. & Cie

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany - Game

Period: 1880 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

23.5 x 12.8 inches
59.7 x 32.5 cm

Create your own map game! A double hemisphere map is mounted onto a wooden box. Each hemisphere has a spinner at the equator with the letters of the alphabet, and brass brads marking 360°, in 10° degree sections, 180° to each side. We have no idea how the game was originally played. But it is a fascinating cartographic artifact all the same.


Condition: B

Some general surface soil on map and some paper chipping on box sides. Short crack is developing at lower left, just entering map.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 6/21/2006