Wooing Straits

Chart of Betrothal Bay Shewing the Male Route to Churchdoor

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  • Author: ANONYMOUS
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Knight Brothers
  • Publication date: c1905
  • Physical description: Chromolithograph map postcard, manuscript note to verso.
  • Dimensions: 70 by 110mm. (2.75 by 4.25 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 16457


A humorous map charting the course of a man’s journey from meeting to the church door.

The journey starts in the west at ‘Introduction Cliffs’, where many wrecks are marked. On he sails past ‘Shy Point’, ‘Chocolate Bill’, ‘Florists Bill’, and the port of ‘Kissmequick’, to meet ‘Mater’ and ‘Pater Point’. He must avoid ‘Luckless Island’ to the south with port of ‘Conceit’ and ‘Dandy Beach’. If he has navigated well he will eventually reach port ‘Bethrothal’, then on to port ‘Industry’, and port ‘Trousseau’ and then to port ‘Churchdoor’.

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