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English embroidered map sampler of Europe

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An image of Map Sampler. The map depicts the European territories, and the edges of Asia and Africa. Most countries or regions have their names embroidered inside them, as have the seas and oceans. In the right corner a small pictorial piece of embroidery depicts two men, one on a horse the other standing next to it, in front of a classic background. The map is enclosed by a meandering floral border. Oval silk map sampler with a linen backing, embroidered with polychrome silks through both layers in back and stem stitch, with French knots and painted details on the figures. The edges are raw. Length, max, 52.5 cm, width, max, 52.5 cm, circa 1770-circa 1799. English.

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Map Sampler. The map depicts the European territories, and the edges of Asia and Africa. Most countries or regions have their names embroidered inside them, as have the seas and oceans. In the right corner a small pictorial piece of embroidery depicts two men, one on a horse the other standing next to it, in front of a classic background. The map is enclosed by a meandering floral border. Oval silk map sampler with a linen backing, embroidered with polychrome silks through both layers in back and stem stitch, with French knots and painted details on the figures. The edges are raw. Length, max, 52.5 cm, width, max, 52.5 cm, circa 1770-circa 1799. English.

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  • Accession Number: T.142-1938
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 907 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 166.94kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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18th Century Date Department English Europe European Fitz_AA French knots Material Medium Nationalities Object Type Other Keywords Places Names Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd _WF_after_conservation back stitch countries country embroidered embroidery linen map map sampler oval polychrome sampler silk stem stitch stitched stitching textile weaving woven

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