The Ascent of Lunardi's Balloon from St George's Fields: 1788-1790
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Painting showing the third ascent of Lunardi's balloon from St. George's Fields, Newington on 29 Jun 1785. Vincenzo Lunardi, (1759-1806) was secretary to the Neopolitan Embassy. He made the first aerial journey in England on 15th September 1784.
1788 AD - 1790 AD