Auction 112, Lot 142

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

Subject: United States Puzzle

Period: 1894 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

21 x 13 inches
53.3 x 33 cm

Incredible chromolithographed jigsaw puzzle of the United States, complete with the wooden box and inserted paper map showing the completed puzzle. The box cover illustration features a female representation of America with the stars and stripes and other symbols of the nation. The map shows Oklahoma and Indian Territory and includes Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. 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

Puzzle pieces are near mint, paper map has some tears that have been closed with archival tape, box with some chipping of paper covering sides and bottom left corner of label. Exceptional condition for this type of map.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/28/2005