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Map Sampler (England), 1796

This is a Map sampler. It was embroidered by Eliza Thompson. It is dated 1796 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in stem, running, and couching stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 47.9 × 53 × 3.8 cm (18 7/8 × 20 7/8 × 1 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

A new map of the world with the late discoveries in the southern seas worked by Eliza Thompson 1796

Cite this object as

Map Sampler (England), 1796; Embroidered by Eliza Thompson (English); silk embroidery on cotton foundation; Frame H x W x D: 47.9 × 53 × 3.8 cm (18 7/8 × 20 7/8 × 1 1/2 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-121

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