Give a one-of-a-kind heirloom with this wooden Victorian jigsaw puzzle based on the U.S. Geological Survey map of your choice. The map slowly reveals itself piece by piece as you assemble your neighborhood, starting with familiar areas and discovering new ones along the way. Pick any street address in the United States and we'll craft a 300-piece puzzle using 3mm European birch plywood, with your chosen address at the center of a six-by-four-mile scale map.
Not only is each piece of the puzzle a different shape, but 15 of the pieces are novelty shapes called "whimsies," because puzzle-makers in the 19th century cut them on a whim. Your map puzzle will show main roads, contour lines, water features, vegetation, and notable buildings.
See the alternate views above for examples of what puzzles might look like for urban, suburban, and rural areas. Pictured here are USGS maps for New York City; Stockbridge, Massachusetts; San Fernando, California; Twenty Nine Palms, California; Portland, Maine; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Washington, D.C.; and Walhala, South Carolina.
Arrives in a drawstring cotton bag within a handsome storage box. Specify recipient's full U.S. address, including street number and name, city, state, and zip code.
Please note: Personalized items cannot be returned unless damaged or defective. Please check your order carefully; once placed, your order for this item cannot be canceled. Specify your U.S. postal address for the delivery location. Puzzles are made in the UK and sent to the U.S. for delivery by the U.S. Postal Service. We regret that shipment tracking information is not available for these items. Please allow 2–3 weeks for delivery.
18 1/2"W x 12 1/4"H.
This puzzle now comes with a reference image of your chosen location.