Anonymous, 'A Voyage of Discovery or The Five Navigators', 1836

Anonymous, 'A Voyage of Discovery or The Five Navigators', 1836

Anonymous
'A Voyage of Discovery or The Five Navigators'
1836
Hand-coloured engraving on paper mounted on linen
Published by William Spooner; printed by Lefevre & Kohlor, London
Museum no. Circ.201-1964

This is a race game, similar to Wallis's New Wanderers in the Wilderness (Museum no. B.8-1997), but here the islands represented are entirely imaginary. However, the artist has incorporated generic landscape features to give plausibility to his invention. The players moved their pieces as directed by a five-star compass (not shown).