Auction 175, Lot 42

"Educational Geographic Puzzle - United States",

Subject: Cartographic Puzzle, United States

Period: 1900 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

10.6 x 7.7 inches
26.9 x 19.6 cm

This complete puzzle of the United States contains 42 pieces constructed of thick, 1/4" wood. The puzzle is not dated but North and South Dakota are separate (1889) and Oklahoma is still Indian Territory (1907). The map presents basic details of roads, railroads, place names, and the river systems. The title on the box cover touts the puzzle as "instructive" and "entertaining" and indicates that the manufacturer, Sectional Block Mfg. Co., had applied for a patent. Housed in a cardboard box with paper title label featuring the United States seal on the front cover.


Condition: B+

The puzzle pieces are lightly toned with some minor staining from the glue used to adhere the map to the wood. Cardboard box has average wear with some minor abrasions and pencil marks.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $325

Closed on 11/13/2019