Paris, Librairie Hachette, no date (ca. 1890). A set of eight coloured topographical puzzles, showing the different continents. The puzzles are maps, mounted on wood, each divided into 42 pieces. The edges are covered with gilt paper. In the original paper & cloth box (35.5 x 26.9 x 5.0 cm), with a map of the world mounted on the lid. Inside of the box covered with light blue paper.
A beautiful set. Rare to see the puzzles still in their original box, and all complete. Items like this were quite popular in the late 19th century, but few have survived in such a good state. Edges of the box with light shelfwear, otherwise near fine.