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Cover: Norris' United States of America cyclopaedic map. Norris, W.R. 1885

Cover: Norris' United States of America cyclopaedic map. / Norris, W.R. / 1885
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Full Title: (Covers to) Norris' Cyclopaedic Map Of The United States Of America, (Excepting Alaska) Together with adjacent portions of the Dominion of Canada and of the United States of Mexico ... Prepared for use in schools and in the home circle. Patented June 12, 1883. Originated, Manufactured and Published by W.R. Norris, New York. 1885.

Author: Norris, W.R.

Date: 1885

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Norris, W.R.

Date: 1885

Short Title: Cover: Norris' United States of America cyclopaedic map.

Publisher: New York: W.R. Norris

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 9

Object Width cm: 41

Note: Game housed in a mitered box. The inside of the top includes a label that identifies the game.

Country: United States

Full Title: (Covers to) Norris' Cyclopaedic Map Of The United States Of America, (Excepting Alaska) Together with adjacent portions of the Dominion of Canada and of the United States of Mexico ... Prepared for use in schools and in the home circle. Patented June 12, 1883. Originated, Manufactured and Published by W.R. Norris, New York. 1885.

List No: 4200A

Series No: 1

Published In: Norris' Cyclopaedic Map Of The United States Of America, (Excepting Alaska) Together with adjacent portions of the Dominion of Canada and of the United States of Mexico ... Prepared for use in schools and in the home circle. Patented June 12, 1883. Originated, Manufactured and Published by W.R. Norris, New York. 1885.

Publication Author: Norris, W.R.

Publication Date: 1885

Publication Note: An unusual geographical game played with a map of the United States (painted on wooden slats that roll up) and pins with the names of cities (lacking). Under the title is the explanation: ôThe cyclopaedic character is derived from the combination of the map proper with its descriptive blocks representing capitals and business centers, and which always accompany it." There is also a printed sheet of instructions - ôRules for playing the games of the Zylo-Karta." This copy sits in a wooden box with printed paper label on which is written in pencil ôBest Deportment for Age, Feb. to June æ88. Hesperian School. To Mary Smithers From J.A. Ford."

Publication List No: 4200.000

Publication Type: Game

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 9

Publication Width cm: 41

Image No: 4200A

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