Geographical Loto - by J. Jaques and Son, 102, Hatton Garden London - Circa 1872
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Geographical Loto - by J. Jaques and Son, 102, Hatton Garden London - Circa 1872

Wooden box with sliding lid and printed paper label. Contains twelve cards with printed maps, a paper rule book, a Geographical key to the maps and 78 of 96 remaining counters, Published by J. Jaques and Son, 102, Hatton Garden London.

During the 19th century, Jaques & Son were one of the most prominent manufacturers of board and card games.

In Victorian England the lotto format began being used as an educational toy for children, much like the example here. This game was used to improve a children's knowledge with the smaller round card counters having the name of the city and other details.

Condition: Wooden box with applied label has minor wear but complete - the twelve card maps are good with minor handling marks and some slight foxing - backs slightly grubby - paper rule book complete with some foxing and handling marks, small closed tear repaired with archive tape - Geographical key to the maps complete but with crease marks - handling marks - re-joined at the centre with archive tape to the back - archive tape repairs to 3 small closed tears to the back - there are 78 of the original 96 small round thick card counters remaining, these are in good condition.

Dimensions:
Box - 8 7/8" long x 7 1/4" wide x 1 7/8" deep
Maps - 8" x 7 7/8"
Counters - 15/16" Dia.
Map key - 9 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" high

18 Counters missing as per list below:
England - 1
Scotland - 3
Ireland - 4
Russia & Poland - 2
European Turkey - 1
Austria - 2
Spain & Portugal - Complete
France & Switzerland - Complete
Prussia & German States - 1
Italy - 2
Norway & Sweden - Complete
Holland & Belgium - 2

A nice set even with the loss of some counters which will be a great addition to any collection of 19th century games.

Postage via registered post 12.00 euro

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