Rare commemorative game board map of Africa for a promotional game published for the Nestle Company, for tracking the trip of Walter Mittelholzer across Africa.
Walter Mittelholzer (1894 - 1937) was a Swiss aviation pioneer. He was active as a pilot, photographer, travel writer, and also as one of the first aviation entrepreneurs, having been the founder of SwissAir, along with a partner.
The present map celebrates Mittleholzer's flight records over Africa. Mittelholzer was the first pilot to make a north-south flight across Africa. It took him 77 days. Mittelholzer started in Zürich on December 7, 1926, flying via Alexandria and landing in Cape Town on February 21, 1927. On December 15, 1929, he became the first person to fly over Mt. Kilimanjaro.