World Map Jigsaw Puzzle in Bag
This exquisitely designed jigsaw will provide hours of entertainment. Once complete, it is an image of the hand-coloured engraving ‘Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula [Newest Map of the Whole Earth]’. Taken from Atlas Maritimus, or the Sea Atlas, a book of maritime charts by John Seller and John Darby, 1675.
- Made in Great Britain
- 204 pieces jigsaw measures 304mm × 406mm when made
- Royal Museums Greenwich branding printed on drawstring cotton bag which measures 100mm × 90mm
- Tag on bag shows jigsaw design
Exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich. Part of the recycled leather travel collection, which includes matching passport cover and travelcard holder. Created in response to the new Tudor and Stuart Seafarers gallery at the National Maritime Museum.
The original engraving can be seen on rotation. It’s focus is a double hemisphere, largely from Dutch sources and includes; astronomical diagrams including representations of the cosmographical hypotheses of Ptolemy, Copernicus and Tycho Brahe, a diagram of day-length, two maps of the moon's surface, one based on Hevelius's moon map and one conjectural map and is decorated with zodiac symbols, scenes of the four seasons and creatures representing the elements of air, earth, fire and water.
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