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Item/Description: Vintage ca 1939-1945, World War II-era "Up to the Minute, Map of the World" Jig Saw (Jigsaw) Puzzle No. 180 by J. Pressman & Co., COMPLETE with all 89 pieces, in original box.
***Map is drawn on the “Mercator Projection”, and depicts/portrays the World as it was during the World War II era.
***A unique and clever feature of this combination military and geography-themed educational toy is that some of the 89 large-sized (perfect for children) puzzle pieces are realistically shaped to resemble wartime objects such as airplanes, a gun, a paratrooper-like parachute, a bomb OR missile OR zeppelin balloon (open to interpretation depending upon which direction the piece is facing), boat, tank, and others.
***Information/Data Contained on Map (in addition to Continents, Countries, Oceans, Date Lines, etc.):
*Air and Steamer Distances Between Objectives With Flying and Sailing Time
*Explanation of “Why Sea Lanes and Airways Are Shown As Curved Lines”
*Populations of Countries at War: The Allied Nations; Affiliated Nations; Occupied Territories; The Axis Powers; Affiliated Nations; Completely Occupied Countries; Neutral or Non-Belligerent Total Population World; Populations of Large Cities
Age/Period: Vintage - ca 1939-1945 World War II-era (WWII)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*Box exterior is marked “J. Pressman & Co., Inc., New York, N.Y.”
*Puzzle is marked “The H. M. Gousha Company, Chicago, Illinois, Lithographed in U.S.A.”
Material(s)/Format: Stiff paper-covered boards
Size/Measurements: Size ofASSEMBLEDpuzzle map is 19 ½" x 31 ½"
Quantity: One (1 ) jigsaw puzzle made up of 89 puzzle pieces
*Puzzle is in excellent, vibrantly colorful condition, remaining COMPLETELY INTACT with all 89 puzzle pieces present.
*Original box is still in very good condition, with noted condition factors to the top half of the box consisting of a small puncture hole and diagonal paper crease on the top portion of the box, as well as a tear/paper separation on one of the side sections of the box, adjacent to its corner area. Factors affecting the bottom portion of the box are tears on two of the side sections (one tear per side).