Lot 2671837 Poster Royal Gardens Vauxhall Advertising the Ascent...

Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am

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1837 Poster Royal Gardens Vauxhall Advertising the Ascent of Mr Greens Nassau Balloon date 24th July. This ascent taking a newly invented Parachute by Mr. Cocking who will detach from the large Balloon and make his descent. Admission was 2/6d An impressive poster in blue and red printing size 28 x 44cm approx., in good condition Note: This Balloon in 1836 made the famous journey from Vauxhall Gardens in London (See next Lot) crossing the channel and descending at Weilburg in Nassau, Germany, having travelled some 500 miles in 18 hours, a record that stood for another 70 years

Hammer Price: £420.00

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