I wish I could say that this is perfect but it is not. It has some tears throughout, and also you can see some discoloration. Please look at my photographs. None of this detracts from the rarity or beauty of this piece.
It is embroidered with silk in a running outline, split stem, satin with long and short stitch. It is on a Linen ground. The size with the frame is approximately 22 by a little over 26 inches. The map itself is approximately 17 x 20 1/2 inches. It is stitch in the middle of the upper top, the world with all its discovery.
It is wonderfully embroidered with birds and flower decoration. It has wonderful colors throughout. This could be professionally restored.
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This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed. Thank you for your interest in our auctions! The item "Rare Antique 18thc Silk Embroidered Needlework Tapestry Sampler World Map" is in sale since Tuesday, January 15, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery". The seller is "mcantique" and is located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.