The Waterfall of Niagara... La Cascade de Niagara...  (B1-7)

The Waterfall of Niagara... La Cascade de Niagara... (B1-7)

$950.00


The Waterfall of Niagara... La Cascade de Niagara...
Inscribed in the plate, l.l.: R Hancock fecit; b. left: The Waterfall of Niagara-This most surprizing Cataract of Nature is 137 feet high / & it's breadth about 360 Yards. The Island in the middle is about 420 Yards long, & 40 Yards broad, at it's lower End. The Water, / on it's approaching the said Island, becomes so rapid, as almost to exceed an Arrow in swiftness 'till it comes to the Fall; / where it reascends into the Air, foaming as white as Milk, & all in Motion like a boiling Cauldron: Its Noise may be / heard 15 Leagues off, & in Calm Weather, it's Vapours rise a great hight into the Air, & may be seen like thick smoak at 30 Miles distance.; b. right: La Cascade de Niagara-Cette Surprenante Chute d'Eau est haute de 137 Pieds, et large d'environ / 360 Verges L'Isle qui est dans le millieu a 420 Verges de Longueur, sur 40 de Largeur sur sa Fin. L'Eau, en approchant / la ditte Isle, devient si rapide, qu'elle L'emporte presque sur la Vivacite d'une Fleche, jusqu'a cequelle arive a sa Chute; / ou elle remonte bien haut dans lTAir avec une Ecume blanche, comnme du Lait, et toute en Mouvement comme une Chaudiere bouillante; / on peut en entendre le Bruit a 15 Lieues de distance, et dans un Tems calme ses Vapeur s'elevent fort dans l'Air, et paroipent comme / une Fum
Publisher: Laurie & Whittle
Place of Publication: 53 Fleet Street, London
Date: May 12th, 1794
Artist: Robert Hancock (1730-1817)
Paper Dimensions: 10 x 15 1/8 inches.
Medium: Engraving
Language: English and French
Coloured: Coloured
Condition: The print is in good condition with some wear to the top left of the print, a crease mark down the center of the print and some damage to the bottom writing. The print has been cropped and the bottom writing has been attached to the image, as can be seen.
Keywords: Falls, Waterfall, Waterfalls, Settlers, River, Ontario, Water, Native, Native-American, Tour guide, Indian, guide, Indigenous, Views,
Price: US$950
Identification Number: B1-7

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