世界航空路圖 / Sekai kōkūrozu. / World Aviation Route Map. / 征空すごろく/ Seikū su-goro ku.
1930 (dated) 29 x 41 in (73.66 x 104.14 cm)
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A rare 1930 Showa 5 Japanese pictorial map of the world and sugoroku game. Centered on Japan, this map covers the entire world with global flights paths are outlined in red. It was issued by the Japanese daily newspaper, Ōsaka Mainichi Shinbun (大阪每日新聞社編). The map proper is surrounded by 52 vignette images illustrating global capitals, countryside, flora, fauna, and culture.
Historically there are two variants of sugoroku, one that is similar to backgammon, and the presently offered 'snakes and ladders' variant. This version of the game appeared as early as the 13th century, and was popularized by the rise of printing technology, especially in the Edo and Meiji periods, and subsequent availability of high-quality visually-arresting game boards. A standard sugoroku board has a starting point, the furi-dashi, and a winding or spiral path terminating at the agari or finish-line. In this case Tokyo is both the the furi-dashi and the agari.
This was issued as a supplement to the 1930 New Year's Day edition of the New Year's Day edition of the Osaka Mainichi Shinbun, no. 16, 755.
The Osaka Mainichi Shimbun (1876 – 1911) was an Osaka based daily newspaper active in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Osaka Mainichi Shimbun (大阪毎日新聞, Osaka Daily News) was founded in 1876 as Osaka Nippo. In 1888 it was renamed Osaka Mainichi Shimbun. In 1911 it merged with the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun (東京日日新聞) to become the Mainichi Shimbun (毎日新聞, Daily News).
Good. Some verso repairs and reinforcement. Wear on original fold lines, especially at fold intersections.