1895 Print over 100 years old Quebec The Citadel (also available unframed)

£65.95

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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.205.

Entitled – Quebec. View showing the Citadel and the St. Lawrence. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Quebec. – The railway journey from Montreal to Quebec occupies six hours, the distance being 172 miles.

It is difficult to imagine anything more picturesque than the first view of the “Gibraltar of America” from the St. Lawrence River.

Its quaint buildings, crowding along the water’s edge and perched on the mountain side, its massive walls and battlements rising tier upon tier to the famous citadel, crowning the mountain top and dominating the magnificent landscape for many miles around, plainly tell of a place and a people with a history.

All about this ancient stronghold, first of the French and then of the English, every height and hillside has been the scene of desperately fought battles.

Here the French made their last fight for empire in America in the memorable battle in which Wolfe and Montcalm fell.

Peace has, however, prevailed for many years; the fortifications are giving way to warehouses, manufactories, hotels, and Universities, while the great new docks of massive masonry plainly indicate that Quebec is about to re-enter into contest with Montreal for the commerical supremacy of Canada.

By the way, the latest step in this direction was the erection of that new hotel, the Chateau Frontenac, which occupies, on Dufferin Terrace, one of the most magnificent sites in the world, as may, perhaps, be judged from our illustration.

The  present population of Quebe is about 70,000.

The city consists of a Lower Town, lying on the narrow strips of level land fringing the river banks, and an Upper Town, perched on the top of a rocky bluff, rising almost vertical on both sides to a height of from 2,000ft. to 2,500ft. above the water.

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