Two puzzles offer with 20% discount!
The city map of Oporto drawn in 1833 by the architect W. B. Clarke for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (UK) and the map of Lisbon drawn in 1833 are now available in unique pack with a special price.
Number of pieces: 540
Dimensions: 35 x 50 cm
Box dimensions (each reference): 8 x 8 x 28cm
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Puzzles Italia28.00€Two puzzles offer with 20% discount! The Nova Topografia di Roma by Nolli and Lodovico Ughi’s Venice map are now available in unique pack with a special price. Number of pieces: 540 Dimensions: 35 x 50 cm Box dimensions (each reference): 8 x 8 x 28cm
Puzzle Paris17.50€Designed by the abbot Jean Delagrive (1689-1757) in 1728, this map of Paris shows the French capital still surrounded by fields and whose center is not yet entirely built. In the title block in the top right corner we can read the title and the author’s name. All around, we can see various figures such as the Pity and the Justice and, below, Minerva, Neptune, Mercure and Venus. On the left there is a portrait of the king Louis XV, then 18-year-old, and the author’s dedication. Around the map, Delagrive designed the façade of certain famous buildings such as the palais du Louvre, the Sorbonne, the Hôpital des Invalides and the church of Notre Dame. On the two sides one can find the alphabetical list of the streets, churches and buildings represented on the map. Delagrive’s was the first map to show the freshly built Champs-Élysées and the first map which could be bought by the public. Number of pieces: 540 Dimensions: 35 x 50 cm Box dimensions: 8 x 8 x 28cm
Puzzle Barcelona17.50€This high quality puzzle reproduce the plan drawn in 1859 by the city planner Ildefons Cerdà (1815-1876) for the improvement and enlargement of Barcelona. Until the XIX century the growing city was hemmed in by the ancient walls with overcrowded housing and health problems. The city density was, at the time, one of the highest in Europe. Today is still clearly visible the focus that Cerdá given to create the main infrastructure in order to design a wellbeing city whit a large and regular road network which could be at the base of virtually endless territorial development. The “chamfered corners”, that are typical Barcelona marks, allowed the city growing during more than a century without changing it’s main character. Number of pieces: 540 Dimensions: 35 x 50 cm Box dimensions: 8 x 8 x 28 cm
Puzzle Venezia17.50€Lodovico Ughi’s Venice map, an original document of 128 x 177 cm from 1729, is an impressive piece of artistic, scientific and documentary significance. With high detail, the map is composed by eight sheets, arranged in two rows, featuring besides the city map, a set of special elements: a large wind rose, a poem from Jacopo Sannazaro in the hands of a putto, an allegory of Venice based on a drawing by Sebastiano Ricci, a composition with the insignia of the Morosini’s family, and a label with the dedication of the author to the doge Aloysio Mocenigo. On the sides, sixteen small views of the city by the painter Carlevarijs, and finally, on the bottom, the description of the city. Number of pieces: 540 Dimensions: 35 x 50 cm Box dimensions: 8 x 8 x 28cm