Mascott Chess - Christopher Columbus Chess Set (ST2015)
Chess Sets from the renouned English sculpture Richard Sefton are among the best available. Here there is a European side and an Aztek side from the Americas. For the Americas Emporer Montezuma is the King with the Queen being an Inca sun virgin. The knights, bishops and rooks are all different to each other, they are modelled on the High Priests, Warriors and Chieftans. On the European side, who could be King but Columbus with his Queen being Isabella of Castille. The rook is Columbus' ship. A wonderful gift that fuses a love of history with the game of Kings.