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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1760s (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Manuscript mounted on pasteboard and dissected.

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

This dissected map of Europe was possibly drawn, cut and mounted by Lady Charlotte Finch. It has been marked with coasts, political borders, mountains, capital cities, rivers and some lakes. A few topographical details have also been drawn in place. 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

Manuscript dissection puzzle of Europe, from 1750s, mounted on pasteboard and cut to shape in 14 pieces.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1760s (made)

Materials and Techniques

Manuscript mounted on pasteboard and dissected.


height: 53 cm, width: 30 cm

Descriptive line

Manuscript dissection puzzle of Europe, 1760s, mounted on pasteboard, 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


Paper; Ink; Pasteboard


Mounting; Cutting; Manuscript

Subjects depicted

Judaism; Geography; Jigsaw puzzles


Children & Childhood; Games; Royalty

Production Type



Museum of Childhood

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