Coelum ipsum petimus stultitia, a giant exploding balloon; 1784
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40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

Coelum ipsum petimus stultitia, a giant exploding balloon; 1784

Paul Sandby

© Museum of London

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A giant exploding balloon watched by a crowd. It is a satire on the bursting of Keegan's balloon in the garden of Foley House, Portland Place, while it was being filled. Sheldon's ascent therefore ended in disaster on 25th September 1784.
 

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Date

1784 AD - 1784 AD
 

Image Number

007263
 

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