Smithson Geological Tour, Staffa, Scotland

ID: 95-20544

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1784

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. 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.

Subject

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

Category

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Notes

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1784

Restrictions & Rights

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Dibner Library

Topic

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

Place

  • England
  • Scotland

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Landscape

ID Number

95-20544

Physical description

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

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