Hudson Valley powderhorn map (1758)

Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River (above Albany), Mohawk River, Niagara region, and Lake Ontario in New York Province.

Hudson Valley powderhorn map (1758)
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Date: 1758
Author: unknown
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Source: Library of Congress
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An interesting map of the Hudson Valley, etched on a Powder horn.

The Library of Congress indicates that it is from the holdings of one of the U.S.'s service academies, but does not indicate which one. It goes on to describe it as having:

pictorial depiction[s] of the rivers, names of riverside forts and towns (including New York, Albany, Niagara, and Lake Champlain), pictorial representation of houses, view of "New York" at wide end, and British coat-of-arms with motto "Dieu et Mon Droit".

For more map resources and imagery from this period in New York's history, check out the New York Historical Society's website.



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