Wednesday 25 July 2012

Map Samplers at Auction

This is a very interesting pair of map samplers because they are attributed to M Gortley at Plymtree School in Devon and dated 1797, and because the first exemplar on the left is a rare circular world map. They are both Lot 214 for auction by Campbells of Worthing on 31st July 2012 and have an estimate of £80-£100. For more details click here.
The map sampler above is for auction by Stride and Sons and is Lot 368 in their 27th July sale. It is a George III map sampler, of oval form measuring 54.5 x 48cm. Also in the same lot is another George III verse sampler by Susannah Price dated 20th March 1771 aged 11 years. For more details of this lot, click here.

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