A hot air balloon at Tottenham Court Road

A hot air balloon at Tottenham Court Road

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Caption: Count Francesco Zambeccari, Sir Edward Vernon and Miss Grice in a hot air balloon at Tottenham Court Road, on March 23rd 1785, Count Zambeccari's balloon. Which was to have taken up himself, Rear Admiral Sir Edward Vernon and Miss Grice, from Tottenham Court Road, but not having had time to fill the balloon sufficiently, Miss Grice, was obliged to get out: after this it ascended with Sir Edward and the Count, about 4 o'clock and descended near Horsham in Sussex, 36 miles distant in one hour, March 23rd 1785. Image taken from A collection of broadsides, cuttings from newspapers, engravings, etc, of various dates, formed by Miss S. S. Banks. Bound in nine volumes. Originally published in 1780?-1810?.

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