Map sampler

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk

Not On View


Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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. Soiled; some worn yarns; edges of ground partially frayed. Stitches: couching, running, stem.


Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection