Sep 29, 2022 - Sale 2615

Sale 2615 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) The New Game of the American Revolution. Hand-colored engraving laid down on board, 14 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, folding in half to convenient folio size, backed in sheep at fold, with illustrated label and empty rules pocket on verso; moderate wear and foxing with slight loss at one corner. Boston, MA: Lorenzo Burge, 1844

Additional Details

This playing board shows 60 landing spots, each representing an event in the history of the Revolution. Each has either a dated caption or a hand-colored illustration. The players proceed from "Playing Soldier" through the Stamp Act, Tea Party, Bunker Hill, Declaration of Independence, a prison ship, surrender of Cornwallis, Treaty of Peace, and finally at the center "The Land of Freedom & Plenty." Only the board is offered here; the rules and playing pieces are long since gone. None traced at auction since 1998, and only one in OCLC--at the University of Delaware, which similarly possesses only the playing board.