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A VIEW of the CITY of QUEBEC the Capital of CANADA taken from the Ferry House on the Opposite side of the River

A VIEW of the CITY of QUEBEC the Capital of CANADA taken from the Ferry House on the Opposite side of the River

Artist: Peachey, James

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1784

Shelfmark: K.Top 119

Item number: 39.D

Length: 60.4-00-00 00:00:00

Width: 40

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Founded in 1608, this French settlement in Canada developed at a point where the St Lawrence River narrowed and the river bank was protected by high cliffs. By the late 18th Century, it had prospered as a centre for the fur trade. As depicted in this view, stores and workshops were built on the water's edge.

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