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Twelve views of shipping [graphic] / by J. Clevely Junr. = Douze vües des vaisseux / par J. Clevely Junr.

Additional Title(s):

Douze vües des vaisseux

[London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, map & printseller, no. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, published 1 Octr. 1770.
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:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title from top margin of print 1.
Parallel titles in English and French.
"Book 11" 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 139
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:
Frigates -- Pictorial works.
Naval battles -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Shipping -- Pictorial works.
Ships -- Pictorial works.
Engravings -- 1770.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.
Cleveley, John, 1747-1786, artist.

  • 1. Yachts in a calm with a view of Harwich = Des vaissauz dans un tems de bonace avec une vüe de Harwich
  • 2. A frigate in a fresh gale with a view of Sheerness = Une fregate dans un coup de vent avec une vüe de Sheerness
  • 3. A first rate in a light breeze with a view of Dover = Un vaisseau de guerre du premier rang dans une brise avec un vüe de Douvre
  • 3. A strong gale with a squall of rain = Un vent avec une bourasque de pluie
  • 5. A storm, wih a Greenland ship skudding before the wine = Tempête, avec un vaisseau de Greenland que coure deviant le vent
  • 6. A frigate wreckt = Fregate qui fait naufrage
  • 7. A calm after a storm = Bonace apres une tempète
  • 8. A sea engagement between the English and French = Combat naval entre les Anglois et les Francois
  • 9. Noon, with a frigate at anchor = Representation de midi, et une fregate à l'ancre
  • 10. Sun set with a fleet returning home = Le coucher du soliel avec le retour d'une flotte
  • 11. A moon light in a calm = Un clair de lune dans un tems de bonace
  • 12. Ship on fire by night = Incendie d'un navire pendant la nuit.

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