An exact Representation of M. Garnerin's Balloons, with an accurate View of The Ascent and Descent of the Parachute.
Published Novr. 30t. 1802. by G. Fox. No. 13 Charlton Street. Fitzroy Square.
Engraving. mark 360 x 245mm. Slight tearing outside platemark.
André-Jacques Garnerin (1769-1823) was the inventor of the frameless parachute. This print describes five balloon journeys made in London between June and September 1802, the most notable of which saw Garnerin make the first parachute jump from a balloon seen in Britain. Garnerin jumped from a height of 8000 feet, '& safely descended in a Field between St. Pancras Church, and the Small Pox Hospital London.'
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