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A View of MONTREAL, with the parish of Longuil in Canada, taken near Longuil Point

A View of MONTREAL, with the parish of Longuil in Canada, taken near Longuil Point

Artist: Peachy, W.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1784

Shelfmark: K.top 119

Item number: 42.c

Length: 48.7-00-00 00:00:00

Width: 30.9-00-00 00:00:00

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the city of Montreal in Canada. The view is from the Mount Royal mountain which is part of the Monteregian mountain range. The mountain has three peaks: Royal at 223 meters, Outremont at 211 meters, and Westmount at 201 metres. In 1535 Jacques Cartier and his men became the first Europeans to scale the mountain, when they arrived here in 1535 to explore the territories of the Newfoundland. At this time there was a small village here named Hochelaga. Cartier named the mountain in honour of his patron, King Francois I of France. The city of Montréal is the largest city in the province of Quebec, and is situated on an island 25miles long and 9miles wide, where the Ottawa River flows into the Saint Lawrence River in Canada's southeast.

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