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Auction 141, Lot 69

Complete 19th Century Puzzle Map Set in Original Box

"[Puzzle] Atlas", Logerot, Auguste

Subject: Puzzle Maps - World, Europe & France

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 9.3 inches
30.5 x 23.6 cm
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This extraordinary and complete puzzle set contains the original three maps - the World, Europe, and France. The geography for each map is by A. R. Fremin. Each puzzle piece is mounted on thin wood with original blue paper on verso and edging on outer pieces. The maps neatly fit into the original decorative paper and compressed paper board box that features an embossed and highly decorative cover with gold leaf and wallpaper-style paper on the sides. Each map measures 11" x 8", with the box measuring 12" x 9" x 1" thick. This fine puzzle has survived very well given its intended purpose. It is rare to find puzzles from this period complete with all pieces and the original box.

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Condition: B+

The Europe and France puzzles have minor soiling. The world puzzle has moderate staining, and one piece is missing a small tip in a blank area. The original box is very nice with some shelf wear, light soiling, and two tiny chips in cover.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/5/2012

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