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Wallis's New Dissected Map of Asia, Engraved from the Latest Authorities for the Use of Young Students in Geography.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
648
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Wallis's New Dissected Map of Asia, Engraved from the Latest Authorities for the Use of Young Students in Geography. London: No. 42 Skinner Street, Snow Hill, John Wallis, [late 18th-early 19th century]. Label signed by Wallis, missing one small piece (the Caspian Sea), one piece broken with a small portion missing; the original box with signed and printed label present (box in pieces; the map hand-outlined, hand-cut, rare, irregularly shaped, roughly 19 x 18 1/2 in.
What we now call puzzle or jigsaw puzzles were known by a different name in this earliest incarnation. Wallis created these hand-cut maps for the education of children.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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London, Aviation, Fiction, Jigsaw, Jigsaw puzzle, John Wallis, Ken Wallis, Learning, Mechanical puzzles, Puzzles, Wallis

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