Chicago: Geo. F. Cram Publisher and Engraver, Ca. 1880. A post-Civil War children's map puzzle illustrating the United States following the Civil War. Yellowstone National Park is shown in the upper corner of Wyoming, which was signed into law by Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. The Dakotas appear as one territory (they were split into North & South in 1889) and Indian Territory covers all of Oklahoma, interestingly, with no Fort Sill shown (established 1869), although Forts Gibson and Washita are indicated. Tucson is shown as the capital of Arizona, a title it held from 1867 to 1877. Most likely OCLC: 692321573 as it conforms to OCLC description, "Relief shown by hachures./ Shows states, major routes of travel, major cities and towns, military installations, 'Dakota' as one state, and Oklahoma as Indian Territory... Includes population and area statistics for the United States."
A jigsaw puzzle map, colored lithograph pasted to wood, with a full color advertisement on the verso for 'White Sewing Machine', Cleveland Ohio. This is a beautifully lithographed advertisement, showing a courting couple on the left half and a scene of the married couple moving in to their home, he carrying the sewing machine, she carrying a cradle, on the right. In the original wood and paper covered hinged box, with bright green sides and red and green illustration at box lid of two small children and two large globes. Map itself slightly dusty at edges, couple small stains at Pacific Ocean. Small section of piece in Atlantic Ocean detached but present. Map measures 17 x 12", complete. With the original box entitled "The Silent Teacher" Very good condition. Item #19919