[Bowles's Geographical Game of the World]

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Game board for "Bowles’s Geographical Game of the World" printed with a map of the world. It was meant to be played with multiple players, spinning a teetotum (spinning dice) to move their marker around the map, and to teach players basic facts about different parts of the world.

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1 gameboard : col. map (paper mounted on canvas) ; 49 x 65 cm., in case 18 x 14 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. [1803..1821].

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This map is part of the collection entitled: UNT Special Collections General Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this map can be viewed below.

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Description

Game board for "Bowles’s Geographical Game of the World" printed with a map of the world. It was meant to be played with multiple players, spinning a teetotum (spinning dice) to move their marker around the map, and to teach players basic facts about different parts of the world.

Physical Description

1 gameboard : col. map (paper mounted on canvas) ; 49 x 65 cm., in case 18 x 14 cm.

Notes

Additional context: Originally created in the late 1700s, the game shares a clearly Western Christian view of the world, with punishments like having to move backwards if you land on Mecca and choose to follow the Muslim religion.

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  • Preferred Citation: University of North Texas Special Collections

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  • [1803..1821]

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  • July 28, 2020, 4:10 p.m.

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  • July 28, 2020, 4:32 p.m.

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[Bowles's Geographical Game of the World], map, [1803..1821]; London, England. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1705382/: accessed September 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.