Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am
1836 Poster Royal Gardens Vauxhall Advertising the Ascent of Mr Green’s ‘Vauxhall Nassau Balloon’ date December 19th. 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 26 x 44cm approx. 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.