EISENBAHN-SPEIL
EISENBAHN-SPEIL
EISENBAHN-SPEIL
EISENBAHN-SPEIL
EISENBAHN-SPEIL

RARE 19TH CENTURY RAILWAY GAME

EISENBAHN-SPEIL

GAME. DAS EISENBAHN-SPIEL. Wien (Vienna): Trentsensky, no date, circa 1865. The game is housed in the original gilt decorative box 8" wide by 7" high and 1" thick and has a very fine hand colored lithograph on the cover. Except for a slight bit of rubbing this is in Fine condition. Housed inside is (a) a large folding game board 24 x 20" mounted on cloth featuring hand-colored lithographs, (b) instructions printed on both sides of a sheet of blue paper, (c) printed railway tickets in 2 colors (Fahrkarte fur dis Nord-Bahn and Fahrkarte fur dis Sud-Bahn), (d) 2 wooden dice with paper inserts illustrated with images of locomotives and (e) 2 wooden pawns with paper inserts with images of locomotives. 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.

[Item #36361]

Price: $6,850.00