Jeu du Voyageur en Europe. by (EUROPE).

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~ Jeu du Voyageur en Europe. Paris: chez Basset M.d d'Estampes rue St.Jacques, au coin de celle des Mathurins n°64, [1813].

Large engraved plate (460 × 620 mm, on slightly larger sheet), 63 game squares surrounding central explanatory text, further vignettes at the corners. Vertical fold at centre and corresponding old reinforcement on the verso. Some light staining mainly along central fold and creasing. A very good copy.

A journey through Napoleonic-era Europe as a striking large-format engraved ‘Game of Goose’. The sixty three game squares include the Imperial palace at St Petersburg, the cathedral at Moscow, Westminster Bridge, the Dublin Exchange, Edinburgh cathedral, several French cathedrals, the mosque of Hagia Sofia at Constantinople, concluding with the Arc de Triomphe (which was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 and was still under construction at the time of publication) with a view of the Palais Impérial des Tulieries beyond. The arch is surmounted by the imperial eagle. The print is undated but was advertised in the Journal de l’Imprimerie in 1813. De Vinck, pag. 50, n°120.

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