Story Map of Ireland, 1935 This delightfully detailed pictorial map of Ireland was part of a series of "story maps" produced by Colortext Publications in the 1930s and 1940s. It features historical facts about major battles, discoveries, and cultural events; basic geographic details, including bodies of water, counties, and towns; and intricate borders and title decorations adapted from illuminated manuscripts. Captions labeling landmarks such as lighthouses, castles, and universities intermingle with bits of whimsy such as a leprechaun and a limerick, making this a captivating 500-piece puzzle.
The outer border was difficult. The inner area was also a challenge because you have to look up each piece to see where it fits in, there are no large areas to follow.
Fantastic puzzle company. Very receptive to customer satisfaction. This puzzle was difficult to see the fine print but a nice concept of history.
Interesting puzzle to put together but it's a bit too busy for my taste. The resolution of the picture is also not as good as it could be -- things aren't exactly fuzzy but they aren't exactly sharp. So aesthetically it isn't as nice as it could be. It turned out to be much easier to put together than we'd expected (which was okay, we weren't disappointed -- just a bit surprised). It was a good way to learn a bit of Irish geography and history.
Small pieces and small writing and pictures on them make it challenging, but I still enjoyed the puzzle and the differing Celtic designs as well as the bits of Irish history.