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September 22, 2006

Giant Puzzle — How's 18,000 pieces sound to you?


Why, that's almost as many holes as it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

But I digress.

From the website:

    18,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

    Twelve times larger than commonly available 1,500-piece puzzles, this giant jigsaw puzzle is comprised of 18,000 precision hand-cut pieces that combine to create a 54-square-foot image of four of the world's most famous 16th and 17th century cartographic works.

    Made in Germany by the renowned puzzle designers at Ravensburger, the upper left portion of the puzzle depicts a version of the Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula created by Claes Janszoon Visscher in 1652.

    The upper right portion depicts the Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratissima Tabula by Nicholas Visscher in 1658 and the lower left map is a rare, later (1680) version of the same map from Moses Pitt's ill-fated English Atlas project.

    The lower right map is a version of the Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio by Abraham Ortelius in 1587.

    Fully assembled, the puzzle is suitable for framing and wall-mounting.

    Each map puzzle section comes in its own storage bag.

    Completed puzzle is 9'W x 6'3"H.


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When my son and I went shopping for a birthday present for a friend earlier this week, he went directly to some gazillion-piece puzzle and wanted to get that. I said, "No, that one's not an option." "Why?", of course, he asked. "Because you'll never be invited to another birthday party all year long after word gets out."

I laughed for quite some time about it but the six-year-old never quite got it.

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Sep 22, 2006 5:21:18 PM

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