American colonial powder-horn by Unknown Artist

Engraved with map showing cities of New York and Albany with their fortifications and the lines of forts on the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, all carefully named.

Details

Acquired in:
1942
Presented by:
Sir Alec & Lady Martin through The Art Fund

Also has Royal Arms of England with the Hanoverian quartering (ie: c.War of Independence), and the cypher of James II who, as Duke of York, gave his name to the city. One of 26 gifts to 19 museums by Sir Alec Martin or Sir Alec and Lady Martin through the Art Fund between 1935 and 1967.

Provenance

Sir Alec and Lady Martin

Venue details

Royal Armouries Museum Armouries Drive, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS10 1LT 0113 220 1999 www.royalarmouries.org

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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