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Examples of famous balloons, 1796.


Examples of famous balloons, 1796.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Plate engravings by Barlow for an encyclopaedia showing a number of early hot-air balloons, including: Montgolfier's balloon; Blanchard's balloon; Charles and Robert's balloon; Lunardi's balloon; and Baldwin's view over the city of Chester from Lunardi's balloon (centre). Published by J Wilkes on 16 January 1796.

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