Tapestry in wool and silk representing the Europe of the "Tapestry of the Continents", after the cartoons of Louis van Schoor. Armorial border decorated with foliage, flowers and garlands.Brussels, end of the 17th century.(Wear and restoration). Height: 297 cmLength: 597 cmThe Tenture des Continents was commissioned by the important Antwerp merchant Naulaerts from the paintersLodewijk van Schoor and M. Spirinx, for the landscapes. The series originally consisted of four tapestries representing Africa, Asia, Europe and America, and was later completed by Australia. Each continent can be identified by its indigenous peoples and animals: Europe by characters in classical costumes, eagles and horses, America by Indians, crocodiles and exotic animals.A complete hanging is now kept in the Museu Nacional de Arte Antigua in Lisbon.