Anonymous, 'Wallis's New Game of Wanderers in the Wilderness', 1818-47

Anonymous, 'Wallis's New Game of Wanderers in the Wilderness', 1818-47

Anonymous
'Wallis's New Game of Wanderers in the Wilderness'
1818-47
Hand-coloured etching on paper mounted on linen
Published by Edward Wallis, London
Museum no. B.8-1997
Given by Waddington PLC

The designer of this game has represented South America, then unfamiliar and mysterious to most people in Britain, by picturing its major landscape features with the trees, birds and animals characteristic of the region. Urban and manmade culture is ignored, and the entire continent is designated a 'wilderness'.