Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River (above Albany), Mohawk River, Niagara region, and Lake Ontario in New York Province


Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River (above Albany), Mohawk River, Niagara region, and Lake Ontario in New York Province

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Title:
Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River (above Albany), Mohawk River, Niagara region, and Lake Ontario in New York Province
Date:
[ca. 1757–1760]
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Location:
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
Collection (local):
Library of Congress Collection
Subjects:
New York (State)--Maps, Pictorial--Early works to 1800
New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--Maps, Pictorial--Early works to 1800
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Mohawk River (N.Y.)--Maps, Pictorial--Early works to 1800
Mohawk River (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
New York (N.Y.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Powder flasks--Early works to 1800
Places:
Hudson River
New YorkMohawk (river)
Notes (citation):
Photograph of this horn is in "Journal of the military service institutions of the United States", N.Y., v. 33, 1903, p.250; see also "The world encompassed", item 258, for additional information.
Notes:
Untitled pictorial depiction of rivers and fortifications on conical powder horn.
Present title devised by cataloguer.
Manuscript: Black/brown inks on bovine horn, shellacked.
Has pewter pouring spout attached at narrow end and hinged pewter cap attached at wide end.
Housed on wooden base covered by clear plastic box casement screwed-on to base at bottom.
Includes pictorial depiction of the rivers, names of riverside forts and towns (including New York, Albany, Niagara, and Lake Champlain), pictorial representation of houses, view of "New York" at wide end, and British coat-of-arms with motto "Dieu et Mon Droit".
Extent:
1 map on powder horn : ms., bovine horn, pewter ; 32 cm. long, 9 cm. diam.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
English
Identifier:
ct001938z
Catalog Record:
https://lccn.loc.gov/2006625857
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