Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: A View of the Taking of Quebec September 13th. 1759. Shewing the manner of debarking the English Forces ...Vüe de la Prise de Quebec le 13 Septembre 1759. Qui Représente de débarquement des Troupes Angloise ...

Accession number: 
04523
Record number: 
04523
JCB call number: 
En76 B787v
Image title: 
A View of the Taking of Quebec September 13th. 1759. Shewing the manner of debarking the English Forces ...Vüe de la Prise de Quebec le 13 Septembre 1759. Qui Représente de débarquement des Troupes Angloise ...
Place image published: 
London
Image publisher: 
Printed for John Bowles ... & Carington Bowles
Image date: 
1760?
Image function: 
print
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
32 cm.
Image dimension width: 
47 cm.
Page dimension height: 
38.1 cm.
Page dimension width: 
54 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
English
Description: 
View of the siege of Quebec City showing the English troops debarking from ships onto boats. Built environment includes churches, dwellings, and fortifications. Scene of battle on the Plains of Abraham.
notes: 
Wolfe first attempted to attack the French at Quebec from the front and was rebuffed. Hearing of a narrow path which led up to the Plains of Abraham above the town, he led his troops up at night. The brief battle which ensued cost both generals their lives and the French their foothold in North America.
Time Period: 
1751-1800
References: 
Stokes, I.N.P. Iconography of Manhattan, I, p. 292
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1961.
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
Subject headings: 
Québec Campaign, 1759