Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Norris, W.R.
Date:
1885
Short Title:
Cover: Norris' United States of America cyclopaedic map.
Publisher:
W.R. Norris
New York
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
9
Obj Width cm:
41
Note:
Game housed in a mitered box. The inside of the top includes a label that identifies the game.
Country:
United States
Full Title:
(Covers to) Norris' Cyclopaedic Map Of The United States Of America, (Excepting Alaska) Together with adjacent portions of the Dominion of Canada and of the United States of Mexico ... Prepared for use in schools and in the home circle. Patented June 12, 1883. Originated, Manufactured and Published by W.R. Norris, New York. 1885.
List No:
4200A
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Norris, W.R.
Pub Date:
1885
Pub Title:
Norris' Cyclopaedic Map Of The United States Of America, (Excepting Alaska) Together with adjacent portions of the Dominion of Canada and of the United States of Mexico ... Prepared for use in schools and in the home circle. Patented June 12, 1883. Originated, Manufactured and Published by W.R. Norris, New York. 1885.
Pub Note:
An unusual geographical game played with a map of the United States (painted on wooden slats that roll up) and pins with the names of cities (lacking). Under the title is the explanation: ôThe cyclopaedic character is derived from the combination of the map proper with its descriptive blocks representing capitals and business centers, and which always accompany it." There is also a printed sheet of instructions - ôRules for playing the games of the Zylo-Karta." This copy sits in a wooden box with printed paper label on which is written in pencil ôBest Deportment for Age, Feb. to June æ88. Hesperian School. To Mary Smithers From J.A. Ford."
Pub List No:
4200.000
Pub Type:
Game
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
9
Pub Width cm:
41
Image No:
4200A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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