A rare puzzle map France
By BELLOGUET, Andrè, 1856
Carte de France Grotesque Carte de France instructive & amusante divisèe en Quatre-vingt-neuf Dèpartements. Lith G Paulon Rue de la Harpe 92, Paris.
- Author: BELLOGUET, Andrè
- Publication place: Paris
- Publisher: G. Paulon
- Publication date: 1856.
- Physical description: Coloured lithographed map, backed on board in four parts, in original board covers with lithographed decoration
- Dimensions: 530 by 680mm. (20.75 by 26.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 11564
Andrè Belloguet (1830-after 1882) was a French comic artist and cartoonist, working for the journals ‘L’Eclipse’ and ‘La Chronique Illustree’ in Paris, often drawing cartoon maps satirising contemporary political events. After the collapse of the Second Empire and the rise of the Commune, Belloguet fled to Belgium and continued to work there. Several of his works were turned into jigsaws like this one.
Two later editions were brought out in 1865 and 1871 to reflect changes in French territories.