'A view from the balloon' James Heath
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'A view from the balloon'
Cloudscape and view of the Earth from a balloon over Chester, England. Plate 1 from Airopaidia: containing the narrative of a balloon excusion from Chester...by Thomas Baldwin (J.Fletcher, Chester, 1786). Inscribed above: "To face page 58 of Airopaidia". Inscribed below: "T.Baldwin Arm. delt. et pinxt. Heath sculpt. A VIEW from the BALLOON at its GREATEST elevation see Page IIII.a. Publish'd May 1st 1786, by T.Baldwin Chester." Thomas Baldwin made a pioneering flight from Chester on 8 September 1785 sketching the landscape as he travelled. The balloon belonged to the Italian aeronaut Vincenzo Lunardi (1759-1806).
Original: stipple engraving. 1786
- Image reference: RS-10227
- The Royal Society
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