The Balloon Passing Over Coblenz.
Lithograph. 125 x 170mm.
On November 7th 1836 the English aeronaut Charles Green, accompanied by the polymath Thomas Monck Mason, made his most famous flight, from London to Nassau in Germany. The flight was at the time the world's longest, covering an estimated 480 miles (770 km) in 18 hours. This image shows the balloon passing over Koblenz, near the end of the flight. The balloon would land at 7:30 in the morning, and one can see the rising sun.
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