'Flight of the aeronaut Francesco Orlandi', 1839.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured lithograph by Angiolini & Co after an original design by G Meloni, showing Francesco Orlandi's ascent from the public gardens in Bologna, Italy in 1839. Orlandi's aerial creation consisted of a gas balloon above with an inverted conical hot-air balloon below. Dimensions: 483mm x 673mm.