Hermes, Hermès square "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DISCOVERS AMERICA 12 October 1492 Multiple colors

$536

RARE VINTAGE square in twill 100 % soie, Hand rolled (90 x 90 cm)
color : Multicolore
crisp and shiny silk (thicker silk than the new squares)
Designed by Carl de Parcevaux , Published in 1992, Reissued in 1998 et 2009. (this one is an edition of 1992)
Square purchased at Hermès staff sales on sale, “S” on the 3 latest photos , there are no defects to report
List of documents and accessories provided : None
New never been worn

Made for the five hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, this square sees the Santa Maria caravel sailing, on board which the navigator discovered the island of Guanahani (San Salvador) the 12 October 1492 when he thought to land in India. On the right and on the left the hemispheres of the globe of Behaim illustrate the knowledge of the cartographers of the time, whose imprecisions led Columbus to believe that the Indies were closer than they were. At the top is represented the frontispiece of the book Les Voyages de Théodore de Bry (1528-1598) famous for his pictorial descriptions of early European expeditions to the Americas.

Christopher Columbus is a Genoese navigator who sailed the seas for the glory of Isabella the Catholic, queen of Castile who financed it

Sought after by collectors

JC1349831
Brand : Hermès
Dimensions : carré 90
Condition : Never worn with tags 
Fabrics : Silk
Colors : Multiple colors
Year / Collection : 1992
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