• Tag = Dissected Puzzle
  • EUROPE from the best Authorities. 1813.
    EUROPE from the best Authorities. 1813.

    London: William Darton Jun, 1813. Dissected map of Europe. A hand-coloured engraved sheet, mounted on mahogany, and dissected as a puzzle for educational purposes. 285 x 235 mm. Contained in the original mahogany and deal box with a title label and a printed paper seal: ‘warranted Perfect.’ The puzzle is complete with no damage; the box likewise. A rare survival. Not in Hannas

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    LOndon: J. Wallis…, 1813. Hand-coloured engraved sheet mounted on mahogany and dissected in to 29 pieces to form a puzzle. Together with a 32 p book entitled, ‘ A Key to the New testament,’ in original wrappers. All contained in the original mahogany box with mounted label. One piece damaged with loss. Small area of loss to label. Else a very good example of this rare dissected puzzle. Hannas records an earlier form of this puzzle, issued in 1807, by the same publisher, but with a slightly different label to the box. This issue is unknown to her. She lists two examples of the earlier issue: an incomplete copy in the Victoria & Albert Museum and a copy in her own collection that lacks the book.

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