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Twelve prints of sea engagements [graphic].

[London] : Printed for Carrington Bowles, map & printseller, no. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London, [between 1771 and 1785]
Physical Description:
12 prints : engravings ; plate marks 18 x 28 cm, on sheets 23 x 35 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 39
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
After Francis Swaine, John Hood, Richard Short, Phil. Oxbridge, Archibald Campbell, and Captain H. Smith.
Title from top margin of print 1.
"Book 7" of 31 sets of prints published by Carington Bowles, 1771-1785. A contemporary advertisement for the series notes: "Various sets, or books, of beautiful and entertaining prints, on half sheets of fine demy paper; containing 12 prints in each. Price 3s. plain, or 8s. each book, finely coloured. Printed for and sold by the proprietor Carington Bowles, at his map and print warehouse, no. 69, St. Paul's Church Yard, London."
Bowles, C. Carington Bowles's new and enlarged catalogue of useful and accurate maps, charts, and plans. London, 1784, page 141
BAC: British Art Center copy unbound, in contemporary (?) brown paper wrappers. Uncolored. Housed with the 30 other sets of prints in this series. With the printed advertisement (1 sheet) listing the 31 sets.
Subject Terms:
Battles -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Frigates -- France -- Pictorial works.
Frigates -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century -- Pictorial works.
Naval battles -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Ships -- Pictorial works.
Engravings -- 1771-1785.
Historical prints.
Military prints.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.
Campbell, Archibald, artist.
Hood, John, 1720-1783, artist.
Osbridge, Philip, artist.
Smith, H., Captain, artist.
Swaine, Francis, 1715-1782, artist.
IIIF Manifest:

  • 1. The glorious defeat of the French fleet under the command of Marshal Conslans, off Belle Isle, on the 20th of Novr. 1759 by a fleet of His Majesty's ships, under the command of the Honble. Sir Edwd. Hawke, Adml. of the Blue & Knt. of the most Honble. order of the Bath, &c. whereby they were prevented escorting a body of forces to invade the British Dominions
  • 2. The defeat of a French squadron, commanded by Mons. de la Clue, off Cape Lagos, on the 18th of August 1759, by a squadron of his Majesty's ships, under the command of the Rt. Honble Edw. Boscawen, Adml. of the Blue
  • 3. The brave Capt. Tyrrill in the Buckingham of 66 guns & 472 men, defeating the Florissant, Aigrete & Atlante, three French ships of war, the 3d of Novr. 1758. N.B. the Florissant 74 guns, 700 men; Aigrette 38 guns, 350 men; Atlante 28 guns, 250 men; these ships were convoying Dutch ships with provisions &c to Martinico
  • 4. The glorious action off Cape Francois Octr. 21, 1757, between three English and seven French ships of war wherein the latter were entirely defeated
  • 5. The gallant action off the Isle of Man, where the brave Capt. Elliott defeated & took the Marshal Belle Isle, commanded by the famous Thurot, & two other French ships of war, the 28th, of Feby. 1760
  • 6. The Monmouth of 64 guns taking the Foudroyant a French Man of War of 4 guns, on the 2th of Feby. 1758 in the Mediterranean. In this action the English had 30 kill'd (including the gallant commander) & 80 wounded, the French 50 kill'd & 150 wounded. NB. The Monmouth carried 12 & 24 pounders, the Foudroyant 24 and 42
  • 7. The engagement between two of his Majesty's ships Flamborough Capt. Kennedy, and Biddeford Capt. Skinner of 20 guns & 16 men each, & two French frigates La Malicieuse of 36 guns, and L'Omphale of 32 guns & 300 men each, on the 4th of Apr. 1760, near the Rock of Lisbon
  • 8. A perspective view of the engaging, and taking, the Spanish frigates Phenix of 22 nine pounders, 157 men, & the Thetis of 18 six pounders, 5 men, with two brigs, by his Majesty's Frigate Alarm of 32 guns, Mas. Elms Esqr. commander, in sight of the Grand Fleet under the command of Adml. Pocock near Havanna
  • 9. An exact representation of the attack made by the British Fleet, under the command of Adml. Keppel the 8th of April, 1761, at Port Andre, on the island of Belle Isle
  • 10. A view of Roseau in the island of Dominique, with the attack made by Lord Rollo, and Sr. James Douglass in 1760
  • 11. A perspective view of entering the breach of the Moro Castle by storm the 30th of July 1762 between the hours of one & two in the afternoon
  • 12. A view of the taking of Quebec, Sepr. 13th 1759, shewing the manner of debarking the English forces, & of the resolute scrambling of the light infantry up a woody precipice to dislodge the captains post, which defended a small entrenched path, through which the troops were to pass. Also, a view of the signal victory obtain'd over the French regulars, Canadians & Indians, which produc'd the surrender of Quebec.

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