The Print Collection includes approximately 1000 Canadian prints. Historical prints include Hervey Smyth's Six Views of the Most Remarkable Places of the Gulf and Rivers St. Lawrence (published in 1760), Richard Short's Twelve Views of the Principal Buildings in Quebec... (1761), a hand-coloured set of twenty-three lithographs, Sketches in the Canadas, (1840) after drawings by Coke Smyth, and a set of four Montreal street scenes, drawn by John Murray and engraved and published by Adolphus Bourne in the early 1840s.
Besides historical prints, the Collection includes work by a number of contemporary Canadian artists such as Claire Van Vliet, Frederick Taylor, David Silverberg, Doreen Lindsay, John Benn, and Vera Frenkel. There are also Canadian historical prints in the Lawrence Lande Collection of Canadiana.
Description: Gary Tynski, Canadian Print Collection. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Libraries. Montreal: The Department, 1995. (Marginalia 1)