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Twelve of the most remarkable sieges and battles in Europe [graphic].

[London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, at his map & print warehouse 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 24" 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 146
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:
Battlefields -- Europe -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Battles -- Europe -- Pictorial works.
Campaigns & battles.
Fortification -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Forts & fortifications.
Soldiers -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Engravings -- 1771-1785.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.

  • 1. Views, representing the most considerable transactions in the siege of a place
  • 2. Of making Sallies, and the method of repulsing them
  • 3. An attack and lodgement on the covert way
  • 4. The attack of two bastions, at breaches made by springing mines
  • 5. A general assault
  • 6. The place taken by storm and plunder'd
  • 7. The expedition against Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, 1745
  • 8. The Battle of Culloden, near Inverness in Scotland, 16th April 1746
  • 9. The Battle of Lowoschutz in Bohemia, 1st October 1756
  • 10. The Battle of Prague in Bohemia, 6th May 1757
  • 11. The Battle of Newark in Silesia, 5th December, 1757
  • 12. The Battle of Minden in Westphalia, 1st August 1759.

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