Brunk Auctions
Live Auction

Premier Auction - Session I - March 24, 2023

Fri, Mar 24, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 589

Engraved Map Powder Horn

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

horn with detailed imagery of Albany, New York and surrounding areas, "Saratoga", "Shacedety" (Schenectady?), "North River", "Helf Moon" (sic), "Mohawk R", "Royal Block Hows" (sic), "Fort Edward", "Fort Schiller", "Fort Hunter", "Fort Stanwix", "Fort Henry", "Fort Miller", "Fort Harkman", ships in harbor scene with Union Jack flag flying, British Royal Coat of Arms over "Dieu Et Mon Droit" (Divine Right of God) and encircling "Honi Suit Qui Mal y Pense" (Shamed by he who thinks evil of it), also engraved "Jacob Beal/his horn/Sept. 10th, 1779", walnut butt with large integral button, brass dispenser spring valve spout, approximately 12-1/2 in. overall length


good overall, mild discoloration commensurate with age and usage, butt plug and spout possibly later, engravings may be revised engravings to an earlier horn