A boxed set of 8 jigsaw puzzles published around 1820 by Hyacinthe Langlois. A wonderful example of an early nineteenth century French educational tool for teaching geography to young children.
The mahogany box with inlaid frame and the word 'Atlas' contains maps of the World, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean with Australia and a chart about cosmography. Descriptive text of the area and pictorial illustration accompanies each map. All puzzles with the original card boards with cloth strips to get it out of the box.
Some minor scratch in the box, a part of the lower right puzzle part missing in the North America map. With the key to the box.
Hyacinthe Langlois was a French painter and engraver, active in Paris during the early 1800s.
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Hyacinthe Langlois: Atlas.
Old coloured jigsaw puzzles. Printed in Paris in the year 1820.
Atlases - Langlois, Hyacinthe - Atlas