Chromolithograph by Stannard & Son after a drawing by Alfred Concanen. This illustration for the cover of sheet music entitled 'Northward Ho!' written by Commander Cheyne with music by Odoardi Barri, features three balloons - the 'Enterprise', 'Resolute' and 'Discovery' - preparing for a flight in the Arctic. A ship is stuck in the ice floe and teams of men are shown in the foreground using coal burners to produce gas for the balloons, while another man uses a flag to send semaphore mesages back to the ship. Published by J B Cramer & Co of Regent Street, london. Dimensions: 365mm x 270mm.
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