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Twelve of the most capital views of St. Petersburg and Florence [graphic].
[London] : Printed for Carington 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:
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Title from top margin of print 1.
"Book 16" 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 136
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:
Architecture, Domestic -- Italy -- Florence.
Architecture, Domestic -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg.
Church architecture -- Italy -- Florence.
Florence (Italy) -- Pictorial works.
Landscapes -- Italy -- Florence -- Early works to 1800.
Landscapes -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- Early works to 1800.
Palaces -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- Pictorial works.
Rivers -- Italy -- Florence -- Pictorial works.
Rivers -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- Pictorial works.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Pictorial works.
Engravings -- 1771-1785.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.

  • 1. A view of St. Petersburg, on either side of the river Neva, between the Admiralty and the Academy of Sciences
  • 2. A view of St. Petersburg in coming down the river Neva, between His Imperial Majesty's Winter Palace & the Academy of Sciences
  • 3. A view of St. Petersburg on the river Fontancka between the grotto and the warehouse for the provisions of the court
  • 4. A north view of the summer palace of Her Imperial Majesty at St. Petersburg
  • 5. A view of Her Imperial Majesty's ancient Winter Palace and of the canal which joins Moike to the Neva at St. Petersburg
  • 6. Colleges in St. Petersburg, on the left side, and the warehouses for merchants on the right
  • 7. A view of Florence, along the river Arno shewing Trinity Bridge as it appears from the palace of the Marquiss Ruberto Capponi
  • 8. A view of Florence, on each side the river Arno, as it appears from the terras of Signior Rucellai
  • 9. A view of Florence, taken from the side of the river Arno, near St. Nicholas's Gate
  • 10. A view of Florence, taken from above the bridge called Rubaconte on the river Anno
  • 11. A view of Florence, taken from the Vaga Loggia or Pleasant Walk, on the side of the river Arno
  • 12. A view of the Cathedral Church of Florence and the grand procession of the host.

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