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Sampler: Hémisphère oriental, seul connu des ancien E. (Eastern hemisphere, the only one known to early E[uropeans]), nonprofessional

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Embroidered map of eastern hemisphere, dated 1807, framed, glass cracked. Ivory silk plain weave embroidered with silk in satin, knot, running, chain, split, and couching stitches; inscribed: "hémisphère oriental seul connu des Ancien E., Brodé en 1807"

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift to the MFA, 1944

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, 1807

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Other (Height x width): 74.6 x 66.7 cm (29 3/8 x 26 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

44.466

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles