Ancient history

The first Puzzle

The first puzzle was made in England in 1767 by the cartographer and tutor John Spilsbury (1739-1769) who had the brilliant idea of ​​fixing a planisphere to a wooden table, then separating the individual nations with a hacksaw and following their borders. The purpose was didactic:the map thus broken down had to serve to teach geography to his students.
Unexpectedly, the success of this puzzle was enormous and Spilsbury created other maps with the same technique that made the game more and more popular. At least among the upper classes:the pieces were in fact handcrafted on expensive woods and the puzzle could only be afforded by the wealthiest families.

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