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16-1/2″ overall including original plug which is retained by an attached chain & collar. This horn is in truly remarkable condition with fine surface and starts at base in Philadelphia and moves north along the Allegheny and its forks depicted as Monagahny and Ohio to Lancaster, Carlisle, Shippensburgh, Fort Louden, Fort Lettelton, Fort Stony Creek, Fort Bedford, Fort Ledgner, with great drawing of Fort Pitt with British flag on pole. There are few map horns of this era which show the 1758 Forbes Campaign in the west. Fort Pitt was built upon the abandoned French Fort Duquesne in 1858. This horn was probably carved about this time. Many troops would return to Philadelphia in 1859 and General Forbes died March 11, 1759 after being gravely ill through much of the campaign. This is a marvelous horn with beautiful surface that has been very well cared for and possibly the finest example of its type. PROVENANCE: Cowan’s Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 4th, 2009, Lot 3; An extraordinary private estate collection of a distinguished Virginia gentleman. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Horn has pleasant patina with some weathering near base but all in all about as fine as you will find for a horn over 250 years old. 52751-37 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2002

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