Consultation Previous to an Aerial Voyage from London to Weilburg in Nassau, Nov. 7, 1836. W. Prideaux, Esq., W.M.James, Esq., T. Monck Mason, Esq., J. Hollins, A.R.A., Robert Holland, Esq., M.P., Charles Green, Aeronaut.
London, Published for the Proprietor, by Henry Graves & Co. Printsellers to the Queen & H.R.H. Prince Albert, 6, Pall Mall, Nov. 7. 1843.
Stipple and line engraving, 284 x 203mm.
Scene on a terrace with a balloon in the background with the six men seated at the table with a spread out map. Holland suggested and paid for the 500 mile journey leaving Vauxhall at 1.00pm, 7th November and after flying accross the Channel, Calais, Ypres, Lille, Brussels, Namur, Liege and Spa, the balloon landed eighteen hours later in Weilburg at 7.30am, 8th November. The flight captured the public imagination and set a record for balloon flight that wasn't beaten until the early 20th Century.
BM Vol V Pg.86.
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