Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: 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 ...

Accession number: 
6367
Record number: 
6367-3
JCB call number: 
En760 S668s /3
Image title: 
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 ...
Creator 1: 
Hervey Smyth
Creator 1 dates: 
fl. 1760
Creator 1 role: 
Drawn on the Spot by
Creator 2: 
Peter Mazell
Creator 2 role: 
Engraved by
Place image published: 
London
Image publisher: 
Published ... by T. Jefferys the Corner of St. Martins Lane
Image date: 
1760 Nov. 5
Image function: 
print
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
26.4 cm.
Image dimension width: 
51 cm.
Page dimension height: 
30.2 cm.
Page dimension width: 
53.3 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
English, French
Description: 
View of Cape Rouge on the St. Lawrence River. Built environment includes settlements, dwellings, ships with British flags, and boats.
Source creator: 
Smyth, Hervey
Source Title: 
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 ...
Source place of publication: 
London
Source publisher: 
published, according to act of Parliament, by Thomas Jefferys
Source date: 
[1760]
notes: 
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.
Time Period: 
1751-1800
References: 
Phelps Stokes, I.N. Iconography, I, p. 281 et seq.
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1910.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary: 
geographic area: 
North America
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Geography, maps, city views and plans
Subject headings: 
Québec (Québec)--History--Siege, 1759