A boat race using kites as navigational aids or for power, 1827.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

A boat race using kites as navigational aids or for power, 1827.

Roberts, P

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Engraving by P Roberts after T Buttersworth, showing a sailing yacht followed by two open boats being towed by kites. A steamship is visible in the distance. Illustration from 'Treatise on the aeropleustic Art, or Navigation in the Air' by George Pocock, (London, 1827).
 

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