'The explanatory print' [to 'A balloon prospect...'] William Angus
Product images of 'The explanatory print' [to 'A balloon prospect...']
'The explanatory print' [to 'A balloon prospect...']
Map of the flight of Thomas Baldwin's balloon from Chester to Rixton Moss in Lancashire. A looping line represents the flight path of the balloon. Major topographical features are noted, such as the River Mersey, with towns and villages including Chester, Helsby, and Warrington. The author explained that this print was intended to be viewed alongside plate 3 in his book ['A balloon prospect from above the clouds'] since it "elucidates the former by giving the names of the principal places mentioned in the excursion." Plate 4 from Airopaidia: containing the narrative of a balloon excusion from Chester...by Thomas Baldwin (J.Fletcher, Chester, 1786). Inscribed above: "To be placed on Page 155 of Airopaidia". Inscribed below: "The EXPLANATORY Print. See Page IIIId." 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: engraving. 1786
- Image reference: RS-10230
- The Royal Society
More by the artist William Angus.
Explore the collection Engineering and architectural prints and drawings.
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.