Sunday 26 January 2014

Siege of Tunis Tapestry - Free Jigsaw Download

There is a fabulous series of 16th century Brussels tapestries in the Alcazar in Seville depicting the life of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, and his Conquest of Tunis in 1535. As you can see I really enjoyed the historical detail. The detail above shows us Santiago - famous for its pilgrimage shrine to St James known as Matamoro - or slayer of the Moors, such were those distant bloodthirsty values.

On the detail above you can see Barcelona and below, the huge fleets of galleons, crewed by slaves, and galleons standing outside the port of Nice, France. (I should explain that the maps are shown upside down to our way of mapping and that is why the sea appears to be on the east of Barcelona and not the west!) I really love portolan charts that show the sea routes criss-crossing each other and their colourful compass roses. It is this last image that is your jigsaw this week. I hope you enjoy it.
To download the jigsaw - Click here next Click Open, then click the .EXE file name and click Run, when you see the jigsaw puzzle, click Play Too many pieces? Try clicking on Trays on the top tool bar to create any number of resizeable trays to sort your pieces ........ you can also click the Cheat button and watch the puzzle solve itself! The software is by David Gray designer of Jigsaws Galore - the powerful jigsaw player and creator for Windows.

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