Clemens C.E. Hartman c.1893 New York state jigsaw puzzle advertisingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(United States, Curiosities)
Clemens' Silent Teacher. Dissected Map of the United States and of Each State in Counties. Map of New York.
Issued Utica, New York by C. E. Hartman. c.1893.
Scarce late 19th century puzzle map, with the original box which has the original paper label "New York" on the side panel. Two sided, one side is the state of New York, reverse is a fine illustrated photographic advertisement for the manufacturer C.E. Hartman.
Original cardboard box, worn but still intact and with a colorful cover which depicts stereotypes from around the world in the presence of a child Uncle Sam figure.
Includes inset maps of Vicinity of Niagara Falls and Vicinity of New York.
Puzzle lacks a single tiny triangle shaped piece, otherwise sound and attractive.
Lithographed with what appears to be original hand color.
Rare in any condition.
Puzzle measures c. 12 1/2" x 16 5/8".
Rumsey Collection, noting it as one of the earliest examples of the promotional puzzle.
Jacobs, Mapping America, this exact box pictured on p. 147, our example in much nicer condition.