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    Rare Early 18th-Century Muzzle Loading Deck Cannon Of French Compagnie d'Occident c. 1717. 35 1/2-inch long bronze swivel deck cannon with molded muzzle and 5-banded tube. Raised riband reading: Compagnie/D'Occident; raised coat of arms of the Company and nearer breech the Royal seal of France. 1 5/8-inch diameter trunnions and nipple-type cascabel. Sold together with an extensive file on the history of the trading company and of John Law, the colorful founder of the company. Like the lot prior to this one, these cannons are very unique and are part of the history of the Mississippi river valley and the settlement of early America. Relatively small in size, these guns are perfect for historic display [for more information on the history of John Law and the French trading companies in America go to: [http://memory.loc.gov/intldl/fiahtml/fiatheme2c2.html].
    Condition: Good. Showing age wear and patina. Cannon has been professionally conserved and stablized for display.


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    Condition: Good. Showing age wear and patina. Cannon has been professionally conserved and stablized for display.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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