The oval views on pp. 5, 7, 18 and 35, are taken from lithographed plates in a book called "Ottawa Scenery," published by W. S. Hunter in 1855, and now a rare work.
The views on pp. 9 and 34 are reproduced from steel engravings in a book published in 1842, called "Canadian Scenery," written by N. P. Willis, with engravings by W. H. Bartlett and others.
The view of the Chaudiere Falls on p. 6 is from a sketch made in 1526 by Col. John By, R.E., the founder of Ottawa, (see p. 7).
The view of Parliament Hill (formerly known as "Barracks Hill") on p. 27 is from a painting in the Rideau Club made from a contemporary drawing.