Short's image also gives significant information regarding the depth of the two water passages that flank George's Island, that on the left, deep & large enough to enable large square rigged ships & men-o'-war to pass, whilst the shallower on the right, for schooners and smaller vessels.
On George's Island may be seen part of Fort Charlotte and the Island Prison Camp, there was also a Look Out Point, an Acadian Prison camp, and a Quarantine Station.
Richard Short fl.1744-1777, Drew his sketches for this view in May 1759, he was based in Halifax during the Seven Years' War, with the British fleet under Admiral Sunders as part of James Wolfe's campaign for the seige and reduction of Louisbourg and Quebec. Short was an amateur artist and served as the purser on board HMS. Prince of Orange.
This 1760 proof view was engraved by James Mason, ca. 1710-1785 who was widely known for his landscapes, topographical views as well as Military and Naval subjects executed both engravings and etchings after his contemporaries. He lived in London and frequently worked for the published James Boydell. Mason's name is lightly etched into the lower left corner of this view below the image.
FULL CATALOUGING DETAILS OF THIS IMPORTANT IMAGE ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PURCHASER
Click here for price codes Click for printing technique