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Auction 198, Lot 42

"[6 Puzzles] Mappemonde en Deux Hemispheres [and] Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale [and] Carte de l'Amerique Meridionale [and] Carte de l'Afrique [and] Carte de l'Europe [and] France Divisee en 89 Departements", Barbie du Bocage, Jean-Guillaume

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Puzzle Maps

Period: 1855 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 10.3 inches
36.3 x 26.2 cm
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This French puzzle set contains six maps including the world in hemispheres, North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and France. The maps measure 14.3 x 10.1” when assembled and are separated by pressed paper dividers. Each puzzle piece is mounted on thin wood with light green edging. The circa date for this set is based upon the United States boundary in the Southwest, which reflects the Gadsden Purchase.

A. Mappemonde en Deux Hemispheres
B. Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale
C. Carte de l'Amerique Meridionale
D. Carte de l'Afrique
E. Carte de l'Europe
F. France Divisee en 89 Departements


Condition: B

The puzzles are in good to very good condition with a few tiny pieces broken off including the world (1), North America (3), Africa (1) and South America (1). The world map has some toning and there is some scattered foxing throughout. Accompanying box is in poor condition with all sides broken and several pieces detached (but present).

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/19/2024