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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework


Needlework Map of Europe from Huber
G. Smerdon
Needlework Map of Europe
Probably Southern English dated 1813

Cartography was one of the many disciplines young schoolgirls studied in school. Creating decorative watercolor or needlework maps not only aided in remembering geography lessons but enhanced their artistic skills. This example highlights Europe bordered by the Northern Ocean, Asia, Africa, and the Atlantic Ocean all surrounded with a flowering vine border. It is inscribed; Done by G Smerdon 20 November 1813.

Silk on wool; 20 ¾ x 24 ¼ framed.

$1,400


STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
(860) 388-6809

Hubers@AntiqueSamplers.com

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