Lord Cornwallis surrender, 1781
- Lord Cornwallis surrender, 1781
- Crosby, E.
- Downae, James
- Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
- Collection (local):
Library of Congress Collection
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
- Notes (citation):
A listing of this horn is in "American Engraved Powder Horns", N.Y., no. 285, 1945, p. 51.
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.
- 1 map on powder horn : ms., bovine horn, wood ; 35 cm. long, 9 cm. diam.
Not drawn to scale
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