A View of the Balloon of Mr Sadlers ascending steel engraving hand colored

A hand colored steel engraving c1811

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A hand colored steel engraving

A View of the Balloon of Mr Sadlers ascending c1811

With him and Captain Paget of the Royal Navy from the gardens of the Mermaid Tavern at Hackney on Monday Aug 12 1811

Each part of the scene is described by alphabet A to G

The scene is a mind boggling mixture of people and what each are doing.

Those of less means and the very rich...to the pickpocket (serves them right) to the baker offering buns that are spilling, the fish monger,men with their telescopes,soldiers,ladies in bonnets,peoeple in trees and those sliding off roofs.

Good condition

27cm x 34,5cm (actual size of engraving )