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A general map of England & Wales, divided into its counties.

Additional Title(s):

General map of England and Wales, divided into its counties

Great Britain, circa [1800?]
Physical Description:
1 map : embroidery on linen ; sheet 61 x 51 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Textiles 21b
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlases (manuscript)
Scale approximately 1:1,500,000 -- (W 7°00'00"--E 2°00'00"/N 56°00'00"--N 49°30'00")
Title from cartouche.
For a study of cartographic samplers, see: Tyner, Judith A. Stitching the world: embroidered maps and women's geographical education. Farnham : Ashgate, 2015. The geographic details in the present example do not match those of the examples given in Tyner.
Embroidered map on linen depicting England and Wales, by an unidentified embroiderer. At its edges, the sampler depicts parts of Ireland, Scotland, and France. It delineates and names every county in England and Wales. Where space allows, major cities are also identified. The map lacks a scale, compass, and indications of latitude and longitude.
Subject Terms:
Cartography -- Study and teaching.
England -- Maps.
Geography -- Study and teaching.
Wales -- Maps.
Women -- Education -- Great Britain.
Maps -- England.
Maps -- Wales.
Embroidery (visual works)
Samplers (embroidery)
Children's art.

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