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STITCHING THE WORLD: EMBROIDERED MAPS AND WOMEN'S GEOGRAPHICAL EDUCATION. Judith A. Tyner. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2015. Studies in Historical Geography. 196 pp. with 57 ills. (46 col.). 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9781409426356 In English.
Publisher's description: From the late 18th century until around 1840, schoolgirls in the British Isles and the United States created embroidered map samplers and even silk globes during lessons which combined needlework and geography. The focus of this book is not on stitches and techniques used in 'drafting' the maps, but rather why they were developed, how they diffused from the British Isles to the United States, and why they were made for such a brief time. It examines the explosion of interest in geography during this period, and coincidental major changes in women's education.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain, United States — 1600-1800, 1800-1900 — Textile/Fiber Arts — Women Artists
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 165383
Hardcover $104.95    

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