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