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[CHILDREN’S GAME] Le tour du monde en automobile

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/ Jeu de voyages a travers le monde : instructif & amusant. Paris : [Les Jeux et Jouets Francais], [c.1910]. Folding game board, 570 x 870 mm, recto with dissected chromolithographic map of the world with cartouche illustrations at each corner, a round the world race game for the newly invented mode of transport, the automobile, the route represented by 55 interconnected circular spaces for the playing pieces, each with a monochrome vignette illustration, the race commencing and ending in Paris with the players having to travel by way of Africa, Persia, India, Oceania, Indo-China, China, the west coast of America, South America, the east coast of America, Canada, the North Pole, Russia, northern Europe and the British Isles; verso of plain red card; small loss at corner of upper left section (not affecting any text or graphics), otherwise this scarce game is in fine condition. 

A beautifully designed game almost certainly inspired by Henry de Graffigny's children's book, Le Tour du monde en Automobile, which appeared in 1909. 

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