With Original Tickets, Dice, Instructions And More
Spectacular train game, recreating famous stations and routes of the earliest decades of European railroads.
The game board has a total of 52 squares for 2 independent train routes: from Wien North Station to Prague and from Wien South Station to Graz. The 4 stations are represented with large hand-colored views of the stations. The 48 smaller squares depict a variety of obstacles the train might encounter: landslides, bridges collapse, explosions, derailments, etc. There are also views of the intermediate stations the trains may stop at: Lundenburg, the German name of the Czech city of Breclav; Brunn, the German name for the Czech city of Brno; Modling and Baden. Recently exhibited in Vienna at the Wien Museum's "Spiel der Stadt," this is a rare game in incredible condition.
Wien [Vienna]: Trentsenky, [circa 1865]. 20'' x 24'' (board unfolded); 7'' x 8'' x 1'' (box). Large folding game board mounted on linen featuring hand-colored lithographs, housed in the original gilt decorative box with hand-colored lithograph on the cover. Original leaf printed instructions; printed railway tickets in 2 colors (Fahrkarte fur dis Nord-Bahn and Fahrkarte fur dis Sud-Bahn); 2 wooden dice, with paper inserts illustrated with locomotives; and 2 wooden pawns with paper inserts with locomotives. Slight bit of rubbing to box.
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