Lot 24 : A rare book-form terrestrial teaching sampler, English, early 19th century.
A rare book-form terrestrial teaching sampler, English, early 19th century. embroidered in black silk on linen with four hemispheres - one with 'Frigid, Torrid and Temperate' zones, the back cover with the Equator and Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn; inside with the North and South poles and Meridians, 22 by 24cm, 8 3/4 by 9 1/2in This unusual sampler combined embroidery skills with science - instilling the young needlewoman with knowledge of Earth's altitudes, poles and meridians at the same time..
Estimate:£500 - £700
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