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A pair of abutted spheres showing the eastern and western hemispheres as they appeared between Cook's voyages and the Louisiana Purchase (1769-1803). Title is placed at the center top, the directional star at the center bottom. Each country and its colonies are delineated in a particular color....

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Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English or American, about 1800

Object Place

Great Britain or United States


48.4 x 78 cm (19 1/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts