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Title(s):

A new book of shipping : on six plates.

Published/Created:
London : Laurie and Whittle, 1796.
Physical Description:
6 leaves of plates : all ill. ; 27 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
VM307 .N49 1796
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The artists are unidentified. The collections of the National Maritime Museum include a related set of engravings by Robert Laurie, after Thomas Buttersworth (produced in 1795).
Title from caption (at top) of first plate.
Date of publication from plates.
Engraved throughout.
BAC: British Art Center copy with graphite annotations on some of the plates.
Subject Terms:
Ships -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Ships -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Transportation -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1796.
Contributors:
Buttersworth, Thomas, 1768-1842, ill.
Laurie, Robert, 1755-1836, engraver
Robert Laurie and James Whittle, publisher.
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  • 1. A quarter view of the Hebe Frigate, with a larboard tack on board
  • 2. The Cumberland
  • 3. The Mercury of 28 guns on a starboard tack
  • 4. The Southampton Frigate on a cruise
  • 5. An outward bound East Indiaman laying too on a contrary wind, taking a pilot on board
  • 6. The Greyhound excise cutter.

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