Ravensburger published this puzzle in 2002 and it is now very rare and difficult to find. The title is Historical World Maps. The puzzle includes four different old maps from classic cartographers, like Abraham Ortelius, or Nicholas Visscher.
The puzzle is new, with its original FACTORY SEAL. The seal has some tears on the back, as you can see in the photographs.
It measures 276 x 192 cm, so it is a really large puzzle. It comes in several bags, so it is possible to assemble the puzzle in parts, in case you don’t have the space for such a large puzzle.
Other Historical World Maps
Many other maps have their puzzle version. The Magna Carta, also by Nicholas Visscher, is a very popular one. There is a 6000 piece version by Clementoni, a 5000 piece version by Ravensburger, and a 4000 version by Piatnik.
Abraham Ortelius is another important classic cartographer. His Theatrum Orbis Terrarum has a 3000 piece version by Educa, and a 2000 version by Tenyo. However, the largest single puzzle map is the 13200 piece version by Clementoni of the Nova Totius Terrarum Sive Novi Orbis Tabula.
There are also many other smaller puzzle versions of different maps. In fact, some puzzle fans collect maps only. Most of them are very nice and not difficult to assemble.
More information about Historical World Maps:
- Puzzle size: 276 x 192 cm.
- Box size: 49 x 35 x 18 cm.
- Reference number: 17 821 6.
- EAN number: 4005556178216.
- Other titles: Historische Weltkarten; Mappemonde; 4 Mappamondi Storici; Historische Wereldkaarten; Mapamundis Históricos.