Balloon: Ascent in Oxford in 1810

Artist/Collection: Balloon Artists
Product Code: 1083
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Balloon: Ascent in Oxford in 1810

Fine art print of an original antique lithograph. Shows a hot air balloon rising up over Oxofrd with the first flying Englishman. Titled "Ascent of James Sadler at Oxford in 1810.
He “ascended into the atmosphere” from Christ Church meadow in Oxford, rose to about 1000m high in his flying contraption, flew for half an hour and landed 6 miles later. He was ‘sole projector, architect, workman and chymist’ in all his flying experiments.

Printed using the finest pigmented inks on heavyweight German paper made from 100% cotton and natural spring water. Hand finished.

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