MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE
MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE

Title of the plate. Nouvelle Methode de Geographie ou VOIAGE Curieux par les Villes les plus Considerables et les principaux Pais des 30 Gouvernements Generaux et les 6 Particuliers du Roiaume de FRANCE Mis en JEU… “Carte Generale du Royaume de FRANCE Suivant les Nouvelles Observations, Se vend à Paris Chez Crépy rue St Jacques devant la rue du Platre 1726″. Very unusual game board, “jeu de l’Oie” in French, by Maurille Antoine Mothey, 18e century. The game is composed by 109 small cartouches containing the names of French provinces or cities. In the center, a map of the kingdom of France drawn up by Mothey, while the spiral track surrounding it begins with the departure from Paris and ends by the Portrait of Louis XVI in medaillon, the ultimate square of the game. France is described in superlative terms in text to the right of the map beginning France is the best and one of the most abundant countries of Europe… Each case represents a governemnt or a town of France, with some commentaries. The game begins by the case 1 decorated by the fleur de lys (the symbol of the royalty in France) with the commentary de Paris a l’ORLEANOIS Vins Bled Safran par Fontainebleau Nemours.. “, the last case is the number 109 decorated by the portrait of Louis XV, King of “France and Navarre”, with the commentary “PARIS Provoté et Vicomté… Sur la Riviere de Seyne Residence des ROIS et la Capitale du Roiaume de FRANCE Gouvernement Particulier. The first step is to choose a guide who will say out loud the names of the towns visited and their governmental area. The player must repeat this accurately, or pay a penalty. For his services, the Guide takes a third of the eventual winnings. There is instructions in the different cases. For example, at Limo(u)sin (space 38), this one is described as a bad country mauvais pais.. so the game requires one to withdraw from the game; in Bourgogne (space 79), there is an abondance of wine and forests… The text on the right side of the map gives another way of playing the game, wherebay each player takes the name of a particular province. The player wins when each player takes the name of a particular province and he wins when he has reached its capital. Moithey was named Ingenior of the King Louis XVI in 1780. A Paris, rue St Jacques, Chez Crepy. 62 x 47,5 cm / 24,4 x 18,5 inches. Copper engraved, in colors, on strong paper. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item “MOITHEY M. A. 1726 LARGE ANTIQUE GAME BOARD with GOVERNEMENTS & TOWNS OF FRANCE” is in sale since Friday, March 19, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1726
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Country/Region: France
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