Lot 326Advertising Poster 1837 In English advertising The Ascent...

Auction Date: 20/10/2015 at 10:30 am



Advertising Poster 1837 In English advertising The Ascent of Mr. Green ‘Vauxhall (Nassau) Balloon dated 9th January. This ascent took place from The Barracks in the Rue de Faubourg in Paris with eight persons. Admission was 5 Francs. Tickets for ascent in the car (gondola) was 600 francs (some ?28). An impressive poster, text completely in English, black printing size 25 x 41.5cm. Note: The Balloon was in Europe because this was directly after the famous journey it made from Vauxhall Gardens in London 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: £200.00

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