Lord Cornwallis surrender, 1781


Lord Cornwallis surrender, 1781

Item Information

Title:
Lord Cornwallis surrender, 1781
Creator:
Crosby, E.
Contributor:
Downae, James
Date:
1781
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Location:
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
Collection (local):
Library of Congress Collection
Subjects:
Moore House (Yorktown, Va.)
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Powder flasks--Early works to 1800
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
Places:
VirginiaYork (county)Yorktown
Moore House
Notes (citation):
A listing of this horn is in "American Engraved Powder Horns", N.Y., no. 285, 1945, p. 51.
Notes:
Shows Yorktown Virginia and the York River on conical powder horn.
Relief shown by hachures.
Manuscript: Engraved bovine horn, shellacked.
Has wooden pouring spout inserted at narrow end and wooden hinged cap inserted at wide end.
Inscriptions: James Downae his horn, made by E. Crosby - 1781, A: Bowery, A: Lion, The: Elem Tree, and Mare Maid at: Sea.
Includes pictorial represenations of the Moore House and gardens where Cornwallis's surrender took place, several vessels, a conventional flowering vine, and a school of fish.
Housed on wooden base covered by clear plastic box casement screwed-on to base at bottom.
Extent:
1 map on powder horn : ms., bovine horn, wood ; 35 cm. long, 9 cm. diam.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
English
Identifier:
ct001971z
Catalog Record:
https://lccn.loc.gov/2007632271
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