Lot 251 of 312:
Jigsaw block puzzles of eighteen maps circa 1900  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,080
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Jigsaw block puzzles of eighteen maps circa 1900
Author:
Place:
[Paris?]
Publisher:
Date:
[c.1900]
Description:

90 square wooden blocks, covered on each side with a color dissected map part (laid in 3 trays containing 30 blocks each), forming a total of 18 jigsaw puzzle maps, all housed in hinged wooden box with label on top. Box measures 7x12x10." Also laid in are color map sheets for each puzzle; 23x28.5 cm (9¼x11"). Size of complete puzzles correspond with the map sheets. Map titles and legends in French.

Maps Include North America, South America, The United States, Germany, Africa, Asia, The Alps, Sweden and Norway & Denmark, Russia, Swiss, United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland, Austria-Hungary, Spain and Portugal, Belgium and Holland, Italy, Political Europe, Physical Europe, and a world map with multiple views.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
General wear and rubbing to box; puzzle blocks with occasional light foxing, some minor chipping to images at edges; varying degrees of wear and foxing to map sheets, some with chips and closed tears with no loss to map images; very good.
 
Item number:
309215
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