JCB Archive of Early American Images
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En760 S668s /3
A View of Cape Rouge or Carouge, Nine Miles above the City of Quebec ...Vue de Cap Rouge vulgairement Carouge, a 9 Miles au dessus de la Ville de Québec ...
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Published ... by T. Jefferys the Corner of St. Martins Lane
1760 Nov. 5
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View of Cape Rouge on the St. Lawrence River. Built environment includes settlements, dwellings, ships with British flags, and boats.
Inscribed to the Right Honourable William Pitt, ... Six elegant views of the most remarkable places in the river and gulph of St. Laurence, from the originals ...
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published, according to act of Parliament, by Thomas Jefferys
On Sept. 13, 1759, General Wolfe's ships on an ebb tide drifted down the St. Lawrence River past Cape Rouge in the middle of the night, to a hidden path which led to the Plains of Abraham above Quebec City. Hervey Smyth was an aide de camp to General James Wolfe. The Canadian landscapes engraved by Smyth were also included in a collection of views published by John Bowles, which are known collectively as Scenographia Americana (1768). Smyth's drawings were drawn on the spot and juxtaposed the British forces against dramatic Canadian landscapes.
Phelps Stokes, I.N. Iconography, I, p. 281 et seq.
Acquired in 1910.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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Québec (Québec)--History--Siege, 1759