Carved animal horn with wood spout and cap
Overall: 2 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. ( 6.4 x 31.1 x 11.1 cm )
Carved horn powder horn with wooden cover; horn incised with map from New York to Lisle Au Galot, with a view of New York harbor, beside 2 holes bored in a lip beside the cover; opposite end carved with one rib at the center.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
incised: throughout horn, from top to cover end: "THE FRONT OF OLD MELDRUM / TOWN HOUSE / LAKE CHAMPLIN (sic) / LISLE AU GALOT / LAKE ONTARIO / FORT ONTARIO / NIAGRA CROWN POINT / TICONDEROGA / LAKE GEORGE FORT BRUINTON / FORT GEORGE / LAKE ONYDA (sic) / WILLIAM ELMSLIE / FORT EDWARD FORT STANWIX / STILL WATER FORT HARRIMAN / (illeg.) / FORT HENRICK / Ft. HUNTER / DIEU ET MON DROIT / NEW YORK / CHIN...(illeg.) / ALBANY"
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