By: Osaka Mainichi
Date: January 1, 1925 (circa) Japan
Dimensions: 41.5 x 29.75 inches (105.5 x 75.5 cm)
This is a New Year's day Sugoroku game for kids from Osaka Mainichi. It was published on January 1st 1926. Oriented with East with North to the left, the map presents people and activities from primarily the northern hemisphere. Interestingly, the map omits much of South America and Africa, but includes all of Australia and New Zealand. This is likely due to the lack of Japanese presence in Africa and South America during the late 1920s.
Some imagery and notations are expected, such as "Everest is the tallest mountain", "Sweden is the birthplace of skiing." Other famous sites include the pyramids of Egypt, the Eifel Tower, Taj Mahal, Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, etc. A few more curious notations include Maki Yuko, the first to ascend the Canadian Rockies planting the Japanese flag atop the mountains and the "south pacific cannibal," and the city of Petrograd, renamed Leningrad.
Condition: This map is in A condition with some faint soiling in some places that does not distract from the image. It and has been backed with linen for preservation and presentation purposes, a completely reversible process.
Inventory # 11706
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