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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
McCleary, Samuel; Pierce, John
Date:
1850
Short Title:
Geographical Analysis of the State of New York
Publisher:
McCleary & Pierce.
Watervliet Center, Albany Co., N.Y.
Type:
Puzzle Map
Obj Height cm:
21
Obj Width cm:
27
Scale 1:
2,800,000
Note:
Puzzle in full color by county. Surrounding pieces showing adjoining states and bodies of water colored dark brown and blue. The counties are numbered, named by county and county seat.
Reference:
Williams, p. 6.
State/Province:
New York
Full Title:
McCleary & Pierce's Geographical Analysis of the State of New York, Albany 1850. Patented Sep. 1849.
List No:
4086.001
Series No:
2
Publication Author:
McCleary, Samuel; Pierce, John
Pub Date:
1850
Pub Title:
Dissecting Map of the State of New York. Published by McCleary & Pierce, Watervliet centre, Albany Co., N.Y. (with) McCleary & Pierce's Geographical Analysis of the State of New York, Albany 1850. Patented Sep. 1849.
Pub Reference:
Williams, p. 6.
Pub Note:
A puzzle map of New York State, made of wood pieces, one for each county, with larger border pieces, all housed in a wooden box with printed paper covers. Each county piece is covered with printed paper giving the name of the county, the county seat, and a number. Williams lists this puzzle as the earliest known children's puzzle made in the United States. The box has many printed testimonials from prominent educators such as Emma Willard and the president of Union College, and from Governor Hamilton Fish. McCleary and Pierce patented their method of die cutting map puzzles in 1849 (Williams). On the inside cover of the box is a printed Table of Explanations, &c. giving distances, geographical statistics, and the course of rivers, canals and railroads through the numbered puzzle pieces.
Pub List No:
4086.000
Pub Type:
Puzzle
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
22
Pub Width cm:
28
Image No:
4086001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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