Baldwin's view over the City of Chester from Lunardi's balloon [&] Lunardi's [balloon].
Two engraved coloured scraps, the aerial view with stipple and green aquatint, glued to album page with excised captions, sheet c.147 x 212mm.
Excised from engravings by Barlow for the 'Encylopaedia Londinensis' published by J Wilkes. The full plate originally showed four early hot-air balloons arranged around the view over Chester. In addition to Lunardi's, they included Montgolfier's balloon, Blanchard's balloon, and Charles and Robert's balloon. Extremely rare.
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