Smithson Geological Tour, Staffa, Scotland

ID: 95-20544

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1784

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

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


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. In this view, Smithson's party approaches the Isle of Staffa in the Hebrides from the northwest. Entrances to the Cave of Fingal and the Cave of the Comorants are also shown. This image is located opposite page 37 of volume 2. A similar image (95-20539) was inserted by the owner of the book but was not part of the original book.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


From A Journey Through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784 by Barthelemy Faujas de-Saint-Fond, Glasgow: Hugh Hopkins, 1907.

Contained within

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

Contact information

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



Restrictions & Rights

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Dibner Library


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Geology
  • Fingal's Cave
  • Expeditions
  • Hebrides
  • Cave of the Comorants
  • Staffa, Isle of
  • England


  • England
  • Scotland


  • Engraving
  • Landscape

ID Number


Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3 3/4 x 7; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Engraving

Full Record

View Full Record