September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
This unique map horn displays many of the important historic locations of the French and Indian War, in both Pennsylvania and New York. The following three routes are depicted along with interesting features, including Sir William Johnston's House: The main route depicted on this horn is the Forbes Road from "PHeLIDeLPHIA" to "PIttSBURg'. Features included are: "LaNCa SteR", "YORK", SHIPINS BURG", "LOUDEN", "LItLetoN", "SIDLINgHILL", "CROSSINgS", "BEDFORD", S.CReeK", "LORaLHILL", and "LagoNOR.". The "MONONaHALaH" and "ALegaNy" rivers are depicted merging with the "OHIO" River. This horn also depicts the Mohawk Valley from "NEW YORK" City to Fort "CROWNPOINt". Locations noted are: "HaLFMOON", "S. WateR", "Stoga", "F MILLeR," "B. BLOCk HOUSe", "F EDWaRD", and "F CaRaLow". Another portion of the horn depicts a route from "ALBANy" to Fort "Stanwix". Identified on this route are: "SR NacoDy", "F HUNteR", "F HaRkMaN", "JOHNStoNS HoUSe" and "gaRMaN FLatS". Near the spout is a building drawn in primitive perspective and labeled "SAWMILLS". All of the forts and towns previously listed are accompanied by primitively drawn symbols. This horn also displays a whimsical version of the British Royal Seal. Wooden pins are used to attach a softwood plug at the butt end of the horn. The spout has three carved rings that create a space for a carrying strap This horn measures 12 " overall. Condition: Very Good. One inch crack on the wooden plug. There is an additional one inch hairline crack on the horn at the plug. There is a small insect hole beside the lion's body at the crest. There is also very minor, usual chipping at the tip of the spout.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $60,000.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 38
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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