Embroidery of Eastern and Western hemispheres

Object Number: 
ca. 1819-1827
Silk, paint
Overall: 18 x 17 1/2 in. ( 45.7 x 44.4 cm )
printed: top left: "EASTERN HEMISPHERE." printed: top right: "WESTERN HEMISPHERE." printed: left, beneath map: "Drawn by Wyld. Engraved by Hewitt." printed: right, beneath map: "Drawn by Wyld. Engraved by Hewitt."
Two circular copper-plated images of the Eastern and Western hemispheres set side by side, some of the countries outlined in embroidery, with four figures embroidered between them, top left shows a male figure on a sea shore in front of a ship, holding a money pouch and captioned "Europe," top right shows an African male kneeling and clutching chains, captioned "Africa," bottom left shows a man riding an elephant captioned "Asia," and bottom right shows a male figure in Turkish dress captioned "America," a horizontal oval floral border surrounds the central images.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde, 1960
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group