Cornillot's ascent from Seal in Kent, 23 August 1825.

Gauci, Paul

Cornillot's ascent from Seal in Kent, 23 August 1825.
3 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 30cm

Description

Tinted lithograph by Paul Gauci after a drawing from nature, showing preparations being made for Profesor Cornillot's ascent in a hydrogen balloon from Seal on 23 August 1825. On this flight, Cornillot and his companion, Thomas R Jolliffe, established the principle of flying in a horizontal direction from any point of elevation. Cornillot is shown in the foreground of the image instructing Jolliffe that the balloon is ready for flight.

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