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Betts, John, fl 1844-1863 :A tour through the British colonies and foreign possessions. [London? ca 1855].

Reference Number: C-042-011

Folding game consisting of nine hand-coloured, lithographed sheets, 500 x 640 mm overall, laid down on linen.A geographical game for children, based on a trip around the world. The 41-stop journey begins in Heligoland off the coast of Denmark and ends in London, travelling via the Suez Canal and stopping en route in all major British colonies and foreign possessions.One vignette, panel number 22, features British officers conferring with Maori. There is also a panel on the centre bottom showing two Maori figures in traditional dress watching kangaroos and emu.The upper panorama depicts the symbols of the British Empire: a strong fleet, a British sailor, Neptune, Britannia.Six vignettes concern Australia (sheep farming in Western Australia, copper mining in South Australia, and the goldfields of Victoria, Tasmanian whaling scene, cattle farming in New South Wales, a chain gang on Norfolk Island).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Book illustrations and Lithographs, related to John Betts, Britannia (Symbolic figure), Imperialism - British, Great Britain - Colonies, Maori - Clothing, Discoveries in geography and Board games.

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Betts, John, fl 1844-1863 :A tour through the British colonies and foreign possessions. [London? ca 1855]., Reference Number C-042-011 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Handcoloured lithograph, 640 x 500 mm.. Vertical imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: Colour laser printIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-011645)

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