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Pirate Map Puzzle - Jack Atherton Series

Pirate Map Puzzle - Jack Atherton Series

Regular price $95.00 USD
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The 1920s to the 1960s are considered the golden era of pictorial maps in America. Wildly popular, these maps highly creative, whimsical and detailed maps covered history, geography and culture and occupy a unique category in the evolution of cartography.

One important New England contributor to this field was the LeBaron-Bonney Company-founded by the Atheron Brothers, Lebaron and Jack in the 1930s and operated out of a number of Massachusetts Northshore communities such as Newburyport, Bradford, Haverhill and Amesbury. Jack was a profoundly talented designer & illustrator and created a number of area maps that reflect the distinct, playful and comprehensive style he infused into each illustrated work.

We have translated our deep affection for these fun and informative maps into high quality artisanal wood jigsaw puzzles for individuals and family alike.

This amazing LeBaron-Bonney example was published in 1938 and titled "The Map of Famous Pirates, Buccaneers, and Freebooters who roamed the seas during the seventeenth and sixteenth centuries." and provides a rich array of area narratives on the pirate exploits, hints of buried treasure, favored location, and insight on plundering characters from Blackbeard to Captain Kidd.

These pictorial map puzzles are exclusive to New England Sketch Book and only available through our onsite location in Newburyport or via our online shop.


You have a choice of

  • 300 pieces (23.6 x 15.7 inches) or
  • 500 pieces (available in 23.6 x 15.7 or 31.5 x 23.6 inch sizes) or
  • 1000 pieces (31.5 x 23.6 inches)

You will receive a beautifully handcrafted wooden keepsake box with your image printed on the lid and inside your puzzle will come unassembled and bagged.
*Pieces are 3mm thick (.14 in)
*UV-High quality print ON WOOD
*We recommend our puzzles for teens and older. We suggest that an adult work with children under 8 years old.

A FEW NOTES BEFORE YOU PURCHASE, we work with state of the art wood laser cut technology and the best of craftsmanship to make a unique experience that includes:
-a small amount of black residue that you can easily clean away with a damp rag.
-a pleasant smokey smell reminiscent of those camping summer days that will decrease over time.


Galvinzed, wrapped steel.


$9.95 flat rate shipping. Due to size and weight of box to ship our puzzles - we need a slightly higher rate for these wonderful products.


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