[Great European Visit Memorial Flight Game]

$500

A rare and splendid 1925 Japanese board game map celebrating a triumph of early aviation.

Cartographer(s): The Asahi Shimbun
Date: 1925
Place: Osaka
Dimensions: 79 x 55 cm (31.1 x 21.7 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

In stock

Description

歐訪大飛行記念飛行遊戯 / Ōhō daihikō kinen hikō yūgi / Great European Visit Memorial Flight Game.


A celebratory 1925 Japanese sugoroku game, with a world map at center. It commemorates the first flight from Japan to Europe, a landmark achievement for early Japanese aviation. The flight was sponsored in part by the venerable Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, which published this broadside.

Cartographer(s):

The Asahi Shimbun

The Asahi Shimbun (朝日新聞, IPA: [asaçi ɕiꜜmbɯɴ], lit. ‘morning sun newspaper’, English: Asahi News) is one of the four largest newspapers in Japan. Founded in 1879, it is also one of the oldest newspapers in Japan and Asia.

Condition Description

Minor spotting.

References

National Library of Australia, JAP Pic 128. OCLC 1038072598.