History of Jigsaw Puzzles
John Spilsbury invented the jigsaw puzzle in 1767. Spilsbury was an engraver
and mapmaker. The first jigsaw puzzle was a map of the world. Spilsbury
attached a map to a piece of wood and then cut out each country. Teachers
used Spilsbury's puzzles to teach geography Students learned their geography
lessons by putting the world maps back together.
of Jigsaw Puzzles
It is generally agreed that the
first jigsaw puzzle was produced around 1760 by John Spilsbury, a London
engraver and mapmaker.
Puzzles - A Brief History
The origins of jigsaw puzzles go
back to the 1760s when European mapmakers pasted maps onto wood and cut
them into small pieces. The "dissected map" has been a successful educational
toy ever since. mirror
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