York from Gibraltar Point, 1828
Drawn by James Gray (fl. 1828); aquatinted by Joshua Gleadah (fl. 1815 - 1836).
Aquatint, etching and watercolour on wove paper, printed by Willett & Blanford, London.
Toronto Public Library, TRL, J. Ross Robertson Collection, JRR 195.
The view includes a romantic scene of Natives cooking amidst the leafy wilderness of what would become the Toronto Islands.
Gibraltar Point (so named by Simcoe in 1796) is now known as Hanlan's Point.
The town of 2,235 residents appears in the distance. The harbour is dominated by a newfangled steamship, symbol of 1820s progress.