Jigsaw puzzles are very popular even today. Join us for a charming journey down memory lane and discover how this entertaining pastime evolved. The origin of jigsaw puzzles can be traced back to the 1760s.Mapmakers were responsible for providing the inspiration for what has become a popular pastime. European mapmakers created a ‘dissected map’ by pasting maps onto wood and then cutting the assembly into small pieces. The one man generally attributed for creating the very first such map was John Spilsbury.

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