One of our earliest puzzle, made by Edward Wallis of London, England c.1835, son of John Wallis, head of London map making family. Hand colored; cut along boundaries of states. Pictorials of early America are fascinating! Large pieces, scenes with instructional value marked most jigsaw puzzles from the earliest made by another London map maker, John Spilsbury in the 1760s, up to the beginning of the 20th century. Puzzle comes in its original wood box with detailed list of dissected maps (early term for "jigsaw puzzles") and games with prices. Same picture was marketed as a board game. Small boys did the coloring between the outlines of various pictures and geographic shapes printed by Wallis' press. The boys didn't always "stay witnin the lines"!