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View of the City of Quebec, : taken from the Rocks of Point Levi.

  • ARTIST: George Heriot

  • PUBLISHER: London, Published June 4th 1805, (for the proprietor at Quebec,) by E. Walker, No. 7, Cornhill.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint engraving,

    DATE: 1805.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 12 5/16 x 19 1/2 " (313 x 496 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Geo. Heriot, D. Post Master General for British America, pinxt. J. C. Stadler sculpt. (Engraved by). A very fine picturesque view of the city. George Heriot (1759 – 1839) was a Scottish born civil servant, author, and artist. Studied drawing under Paul Sandby. Traveled to Canada in 1792 and was appointed deputy postmaster general for the whole of British North America which afforded him the opportunity to travel extensively. He published two books based on his experience in the country: "The History of Canada from Its First Discovery" (1804), and "Travels through the Canadas" (1807).

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Black & White

  • CONDITION: Good condition save for some minor surface soiling.Uncolored.

  • REFERENCE: Not in Deak.