World Map, 1611, 1000 Piece Puzzle
Dutch engraver Pieter van den Keere’s massive twelve-sheet map was supposed to be wall mounted—a piece of art. The map itself may seem to favor ornate tableaux over navigation—but actually includes the latest discoveries, necessary to stay competitive in the bustling Amsterdam publishing market. Not just a map, this visual encyclopedia was an armchair guide to the peoples and cultures of the seventeenth-century world.
Artist, Pieter van den Keere
1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Finished Puzzle Size: 29" x 20"