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Map Lord Cornwallis surrender, 1781.

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  • Lord Cornwallis surrender, 1781.


  • Crosby, E.
  • Downae, James.

Created / Published

  • 1781.


  • -  Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis,--Marquis,--1738-1805
  • -  Moore House (Yorktown, Va.)
  • -  Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • -  Powder flasks--Early works to 1800
  • -  United States--Virginia--Yorktown


  • -  Shows Yorktown Virginia and the York River on conical powder horn.
  • -  Relief shown by hachures.
  • -  Manuscript: Engraved bovine horn, shellacked.
  • -  Has wooden pouring spout inserted at narrow end and wooden hinged cap inserted at wide end.
  • -  Inscriptions: James Downae his horn, made by E. Crosby - 1781, A: Bowery, A: Lion, The: Elem Tree, and Mare Maid at: Sea.
  • -  Includes pictorial represenations of the Moore House and gardens where Cornwallis's surrender took place, several vessels, a conventional flowering vine, and a school of fish.
  • -  A listing of this horn is in "American Engraved Powder Horns", N.Y., no. 285, 1945, p. 51.
  • -  Housed on wooden base covered by clear plastic box casement screwed-on to base at bottom.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.


  • 1 map on powder horn : ms., bovine horn, wood ; 35 cm. long, 9 cm. diam.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3884.Y6S3 1781 .C7


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2007632271

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Crosby, E, and James Downae. Lord Cornwallis surrender. 1781. Map.

APA citation style:

Crosby, E. & Downae, J. (1781) Lord Cornwallis surrender. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Crosby, E, and James Downae. Lord Cornwallis surrender. 1781. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.