Auction 107, Lot 52

"Dissected Map of the United States", McLoughlin Bros.

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany - Puzzle

Period: 1880 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 15 inches
54.6 x 38.1 cm

Terrific chromolithographed wooden jigsaw puzzle of the United States showing both Indian Territory and Dakota Territory. Finished puzzle has a map of the two hemispheres, charts and map questions on reverse. The box cover illustration features a female representation of America teaching geography to a young Indian maiden. This appears to be the premium box, as it is constructed of wood with paper labels. McLoughlin Bros., Inc. was a New York publishing firm that pioneered the systematic use of color printing technologies in children's books, particularly between 1858 and 1920. The firm's publications served to popularize illustrators including Thomas Nast, William Momberger, Justin H. Howard, Palmer Cox, and Ida Waugh. By 1886, the firm published a wide range of items including scrapbooks, large folio picture books, linen books, puzzles, games and paper dolls. A beautiful puzzle and box in remarkable condition.


Condition: A

The box has a little light wear and the bottom has a small chip on the inside. Pencil notation on inside of box cover "Lizzie Girard 1882/ from Her Mother."

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/9/2004