Incredible complete McLoughlin puzzle map of the United States.
Dissected Map of the United States.
21 x 15.5 in (53.34 x 39.37 cm)
1 : 10130000
This is a rare complete 1887 McLoughlin Brothers puzzle map of the United States. This map depicts the continental United States from California to the East Coast and from the Canadian border in the north to the southern border with Mexico. The map depicts forty-five states and one territory: at this point in American history the Dakotas had yet to be divided into North and South Dakota and the Indian Territory had not yet been admitted into the Union as the state of Oklahoma. The capital of every state is marked on the map along with numerous other cities. Countless rivers are included, such as the Missouri, Mississippi, Colorado, and Columbia. Outside the United States, Canada is labeled as a British possession (not as Canada) and the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick are labeled. South of the border, Mexico is labeled and the cities of Chihuahua and Guaymas are included. Lower California is depicted, along with Cuba and several other Caribbean islands.
This puzzle was produced by McLoughlin Brothers Manufacturing of New York. We dated this puzzle at 1887 because it does not depict separate North and South Dakotas. It is in excellent condition and is complete, meaning that includes all its pieces. The map is delightful to assemble and an incredible piece to add to any collection!
Very good. All pieces in good condition. World map on verso.
Library of Congress, Map Division, G3701.A9 1900 .D5.