The Royal Dockyards
Each 16½ x 10½ inches
A magnificent and very scarce set of the six Royal Dockyards of Georgian England. Each plate has been engraved upon copper by Carrington Bowles after the paintings of John Cleveley and they were published in London in 1772.
Dating from a time when the British Fleet was in its ascendency and British colonial interests were rapidly expanding overseas this important set of maritime prints shows the pride associated with both the Royal Navy and its associated dockyards. From Plymouth in the south-west via Portsmouth and the Thames estuary to Chatham and Woolwich in London, these remarkable views depict the vibrancy and strength of England's maritime capability at a time when the British Navy ruled the seas.SOLD