Auction 134, Lot 71

"[Puzzle Maps] Atlas", Delamarche

Subject: Puzzle Maps

Period: 1884 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 13.4 inches
48.3 x 34 cm

Each of the puzzle maps measures 17.2 x 11.4" when assembled. The maps include the double hemisphere "Atlas Delamarche Mappe-Monde en Deux Hemispheres," "Carte Politique de l'Europe, 1884" and "Atlas Delamarche Geographie Modern, France divisee en 86 Departments." The maps are from Delamarche's Atlas Grosselin, each now segmented and mounted on wooden puzzle pieces. The maps fit into the original wooden box (19" x 13.4"), which is covered with original decorative paper in a wall-paper pattern and with gold embossed trim at the edges. The cover is a beautifully lithographed, hand colored paper label featuring a Scotsman, African warrior and the allegorical female figure representing Geography holding a globe and an atlas. A great, partial set of puzzle maps with the original box.


Condition: B

Missing the maps of the Americas, Oceania, Africa and Asia. The map of France is missing six or seven small pieces including two in the inset. The original box is soiled on the cover and with one loose wooden panel.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 12/1/2010