May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


An Outstanding Mid 18th Century Engraved New York State Map Horn

This exquisite New York State map horn with elaborate engraving detailing important landmarks from the St. Lawrence River to Lake Ontario to the Mohawk River to the meeting point in Albany with the Hudson River ending in New York City.  The city shows several detailed and polychromed buildings with a banner above marked "New York."  Along the map we see several detailed ships with original polychrome.  Also, several important cities are featured.  These cities include Montreal, Saratoga, Ticonderoga, Niagara.  Lakes that are engraved on this horn are Lake George, Lake Oneida and Lake Champlain.  Several important Forts are featured including Ft. Ontario, Ft. Stainwix, Ft. Harriman, Ft. Henrik, Ft. Hunter, Still Water and Ft. Edward.  Large United Kingdom coat of arms marked "dieu et mon droit."  A good size horn measuring 15" through the curve to the end of the lobe.  Wood base.  The throat measures 1.5" to the raised rings.  Raised rings to the spout measures 3".    


A beautiful pre-Revolutionary War horn retaining most of the polychrome blending with an amber to brownish patina on the horn proper.  Wood base with some linear carvings and missing some of the stain. The throat and spout are very good with some color fading.  There is a crack 1.5" crack on the spout.  Lightly polished edges with the exception of the lobe.  

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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