[Orient Express]. "Mit dem Blitzzug von Paris nach Constantinopel. Le train-express d'Orient entre Paris et Constantinople." Colour lithogr. board game with a view of Vienna and 80 stations.

Stuttgart, Munk & Reichert f. Weise, [c. 1885/87].

480 x 577 mm, mounted on cardboard in four segments.

Charming, rare board game published by Weise in Stuttgart, known for his illustrated sheets, apparently produced very soon after the Orient Express train service between Paris and Istanbul was inaugurated in 1883. The central compartment shows a large view of Vienna with St Stephen's Cathedral; this is surrounded by 80 playing fields showing travel scenes and local views.

Edges trimmed close; some browning. From the Herry W. Schaefer collection.