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Puzzle - Cartes de la terre des hebreux ou israelites
  • Cartes de la terre des hebreux ou israelites
    Robert, Gilles de Vaugondy, born 18 - died 18
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Cartes de la terre des hebreux ou israelites

  • Object:

    Puzzle

  • Place of origin:

    France (engraved)
    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1745 (printed)
    1750s (mounted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robert, Gilles de Vaugondy, born 18 - died 18 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving mounted on thin mahogany, cut to shape.

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Art Fund jointly to the V&A Museum of Childhood and the Historic Royal Palaces.

  • Museum number:

    B.12-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This dissected map of Palestine was cut to Lady Charlotte Finch's direction. It is divided according to the twelve tribes of Israel and the six Roman partitions - Judea, Samaria, Galilea, Traconitea, Perea, and Idumea. It was held in Lady Charlotte Finch's puzzle cabinet, in which she kept the dissected map puzzles she had commissioned for the children of George III, in her role as Royal Governess.

Physical description

Engraved map of Palestine, from 1745, divided into the twelve tribes of Israel and the six Roman partitions, mounted on thin mahogany and cut to shape in 20 pieces.

Place of Origin

France (engraved)
England (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1745 (printed)
1750s (mounted)

Artist/maker

Robert, Gilles de Vaugondy, born 18 - died 18 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving mounted on thin mahogany, cut to shape.

Dimensions

height: 47.6 cm, width: 45.8 cm

Descriptive line

Dissection puzzle of Palestine, 1760s, engraving mounted on mahogany, from Lady Charlotte Finch's puzzle cabinet.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Shefrin, Jill. Such Constant Affectionate Care: Lady Charlotte Finch - Royal Governess & the Children of George III . Los Angeles: The Cotsen Occasional Press, 2003

Materials

Paper; Ink; Mahogany

Techniques

Mounting; Cutting; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Jigsaw puzzles; Geography; Judaism

Categories

Children & Childhood; Games; Royalty

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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