Fingal's Cave, Staffa, 13 August 1772

ID: 95-20541

Creator: Miller, Frederick

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1772

Citation: de-St.-Fond, JOURNEY, Dibner/SIL

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Summary

In 1784 James Smithson went on a geological tour of England and Scotland with the noted French geologist, Barthelemy Faujas de-St.-Fond, William Thornton, and the Italian Count Paolo Andreani. During the trip, he explored this cave to study its basaltic columns. In this view, Thomas Pennant's party approaches Fingals Cave on the Isle of Staffa in the Hebrides in 1772. The image is similar to the frontispiece to volume 2, but was inserted by the owner of the book and was not part of original volume.

Subject

  • Andreani, Paolo 1763-1823
  • Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819
  • Thornton, William
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

From A Journey Through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784 by Barthelemy Faujas de-Saint-Fond, Glasgow: Hugh Hopkins, 1907. This image was engraved for Thomas Pennant from a drawing by Frederick Miller, and published in Pennant's A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hedbrides, Chester (1774), volume 1, page 263. It is also reproduced in The Letters of Sir Joseph Banks, p. 39.

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de-St.-Fond, JOURNEY, Dibner/SIL

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1772

Restrictions & Rights

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Dibner Library

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Geology
  • Expeditions
  • Hebrides
  • Staffa, Isle of
  • England

Place

  • Fingal's Cave
  • England
  • Scotland

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Landscape

ID Number

95-20541

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3 x 5 1/4; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Engraving

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