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Antique World Map Puzzle - 1,000 Pieces

This challenging 1,000-piece puzzle features a 17th-century baroque-style Dutch map.

- Jigsaw puzzle is made of cardboard
- 1,000 pieces
- Completed puzzle size is 29 inches x 20 inches
- Box measures 10 inches x 13 inches x 1.8 inches
- Choking hazard - small parts not suitable for children under 3 years of age
- Item #: 978-0764950902

World map, 1630, by Henricus Hondius (Dutch, 1597–1651) from the Novus Atlas

This popular baroque-style map was originally designed as a frontispiece to Henricus Hondius’s 1630 revision of the long-lived Mercator/Hondius atlas, a work then being challenged by rival map publishers. The decorations include depictions of the four elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and portraits of Julius Caesar and cartographers Claudius Ptolemy, Gerard Mercator, and Jodocus Hondius Sr.

This map is in the collection of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.