Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame game board, several small portraits of noblemen aligned, behind them is a royal garden

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Title

Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame game board, several small portraits of noblemen aligned, behind them is a royal garden

Description

Photographic scan of game board for Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame, London: John Harris, 1811. The title and subtitle of the game is centered at the top of the board in serif and cursive black type on mottled cream background. Illustration is a hand-colored etching and features a small Greco-Roman temple at the top and descending rows of smaller illustrations in bordered ovals. These oval “steps” of the board game form a zig-zagging path from the bottom of the board to the temple at the top, with a different small illustration (e.g. a soldier, a bird, a ship, etc.) etched into each step. The steps are backgrounded by a lush green surface of leaves and branches. The bottom of the board is anchored by a checkered boulevard lined by Classical statues, with children playing in the middle. In the bottom corners of the board, pairs of swans float on rippling water surfaces.

Publisher

John Harris

Date

1811

Bibliographic Citation

Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame. Hand-colored etching, board game, London, John Harris, 1811.

Citation

“Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame game board, several small portraits of noblemen aligned, behind them is a royal garden,” Gallery, accessed February 29, 2024, https://gallery.lib.umn.edu/items/show/5484.