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Cape Diamond, Plains of Abraham, and part of the town of Quebec and River St Lawrence

Cape Diamond, Plains of Abraham, and part of the town of Quebec and River St Lawrence

Artist: Fisher, Lieutenant G. B.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: Ktop.119

Item number: 30.a

Length: 60.6-00-00 00:00:00

Width: 41

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

This view is part of a collection of six pictures by Lieutenant Fisher of the Royal Artillery. Fisher wrote a short description of this view,
"The subjects represented in this view form a picture that is at once striking and picturesque. Cape Diamond, on which stand the Citadel and Fortification of Quebec, is a bold and elevated situated and constitutes the most prominent feature in the landscape. The plains of Anraham, rendered celebrated by the death of General Wolf, and the subsequent surrender of the place, form part of the ridge of land, of which the cape itself is the extremity. The town is, for the most part, built on the opposite side of this promontory, and has but little to recommend it but its situation, which is on the declivity of the hill and commands a beautiful view of the bason of Quebec, the island of Orleans, and distant mountains of Chateaurichi".

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