Barbie du Bocage dissected Atlas puzzle Maison Basset 19th Century box set
Jean Denis Barbie du Bocage ( pronounced barbier with an accent on the E)(1760 - 1825) and his son Jean-Guillaume Barbie du Bocage (1795 - 1848) were French cartographers and cosmographers active in Paris during late 18th and early 19th centuries. The elder Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis, was trained as a cartographer and engraver in the workshops of mapmaking legend J. B. B. d'Anville. Although John Spilsbury is commonly credited with creating the first dissected map around the mid-1760s, there are disputing pieces of evidence against those claims , a rare book librarian and researcher discovered earlier references to dissected maps made by Madame de Beaumont, a French educator and author.
Puzzle (dissected illustration ) became very popular by the mid 19th has a great way to educate and entertained .It is edited by Bouasse -Lebel , a company specialized in religious artifact , from an Atlas created by Basset .
I place the date of publication to the early 1860 , Africa is mostly unexplored , the great lake still unnamed by the modern English and American explorer , Alaska is present soit is post Gadsden Purchase configuration , Argentine still Republic de La Plata.
Each plate 14.1/4 x 10.1/4 inches , box 2.1/4 w. Good condition each plate complete . Covered with a plastic wraping for protection ( some reflection from flash visible )
World Map In Two Hemispheres; Map Of Europe; Map Of Africa; Asia; Map Of North America; Map Of South America; Oceania Maps. Hand colored