Map of the United States


Map of the United States

Item Information

Title:
Map of the United States
Title (alt.):
New dissected map of the United States
Description:
Produced by the most successful game maker of the time, this jigsaw puzzle was another method of making geography fun and interesting. Designed as learning tools, the earliest puzzles, known as "dissected maps," did not contain randomly cut pieces, but rather followed country or state borders. Jigsaw puzzles with random pieces eventually replaced this practice. In this puzzle dating from 1887, a child would become familiar with United States geography. The puzzle is housed in a decorative box depicting symbols of America, including a seated Columbia holding an atlas, and a Native American in indigenous dress.
Creator:
McLoughlin Bros.
Date:
1887
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Jigsaw puzzles
United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
New York : McLoughlin Bros.
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich.
Label on box lid depicts a seated female figure representing Columbia instructing a standing Native American figure from a large book she holds in her lap. The Native American wears the dress of a Plains Indian. The figures are shown on the edge of a cliff beneath an evergreen tree. The sun is setting in the background.
Includes a map of the puzzle image.
Extent:
1 jigsaw puzzle (40 pieces) : col. ; 31 x 47 cm., in wooden box 21 x 31 x 5 cm. + 1 map (col : 25 x 42 cm.)
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:11,700,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_011676
Call #:
G3701.A9 1887 .M35
Barcode:
39999065683417
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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