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The Falls of Montmorenci [sic], 1793
J.G. Hochstetter (active 1791-1796)
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. R9266-3456, Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana
The Falls of Montmorenci, 1793
The Montmorency Falls are located 10 kilometres from Québec. At a height of 83 metres, they are higher than Niagara Falls. They were a favourite subject of early artists and still attract many visitors, especially in the winter, when a high ice cone forms at the base of the falls. This engraving was printed in Québec by newspaper publisher Samuel Neilson. It is one of the earliest pictorial engravings produced in Canada.