John Cleveley (1747-1786)
Views in the South Seas: A View of Huaheine; A View in Moorea; A View in Matavai Bay; and A View of Owhyhee, by F. Jukes
three engraved 'Drawn on the Spot by Jas Clevely / Painted by Jno Clevely London.' in the margins (lower left), the Moorea plate with traces of the original engraved title in the lower margin
handcoloured aquatints published by T. Martyn, London [1787-88]
all unframed
each 1914 x 2512in. (48.9 x 64.8cm.)
Cleveley's famous set of four views first advertised in a 'Prospectus', issued posthumously on 5 June 1788: 'This Day are published, (dedicated to His Majesty) Four Prints, from capital and beautiful views, in water-colours, executed by the late celebrated Mr. John Clevely, From accurate Drawings made by his Brother Mr. James Clevely of the Resolution Ship of War, at the several Places they represent, viz. The Islands of Huaheine, Owhyhee, Morea, and Charlotte Sound, in New Zealand [Matavai Bay, Tahiti], in the South Seas. ... Published and sold, by Mr. Martyn, at his Academy, No. 16, Great Marlborough-Street; (where the original Drawings of the above Views may be seen;) and at Alderman Boydell's, Cheapside. – London, June 5, 1788'.

A further 'Prospectus' of c.1797 announced 'The original drawings of these several places were taken on the spot by Mr. James Clevely of the Resolution ship of war and afterwards re-drawn, and inimitably painted in water-colours by his brother, the late celebrated artist, Mr John Clevely, and from which the plates were engraved, in the best manner, by Mr. Jukes.'
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