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The aeronautikon : a flight in the Great Nassau balloon from London to Germany.
[Hull] : M.C. Peck, Printer and Stationer, 43, Lowgate, Hull, [1845]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND2880.5.G7 A37 1845
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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At head of title: "Under the patronage of the officers of the garrison on Wednesday evening next, when the band will attend. Victoria Rooms, Queen St. Hull. Open every evening from 8 to 10 o'clock."
Title continues: "Displaying this extraordinary feat on a perfectly novel principle, by machinery &c. and comprising views of London : its public buildings, streets, gardens, bridges, shipping, &c. the Thames, Kent, Dover, Calais, by moonlight ... executed by Geo. Danson, of London, from sketches made on the spot by D. Roberts ... and C. Stanfield ... : also panoramas illustrative of the customs and manners of the Chinese : showing Hong Kong, the new British settlement in China : and the town of Victoria ... : also views of the seat of war in India, including the battle of Meanee and capture of Hyderabad ... Part 4. Diorama of the birth place of our saviour at Bethlehem : the whole accompanied by a description, appropriate music, &c."
"Admission.--Boxes 1s. Gallery 6d.--Children half-price".
More information about the Aeronautikon is available in: Huhtamo, Erkki. Aeronautikon! or, the journey of the balloon panorama. Early popular visual culture, 7:3 (2009), 295-306.
BAC: British Art Center copy inscribed in pen and ink: 6th Augt. 1845.
Advertising leaflet for a panorama style entertainment. The headline piece is a celebration of the "Great Nassau" balloon flight from London to Germany in 1835.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Panoramas -- England -- Hull.
Peck, M. C. -- Printer.
Roberts, David, 1796-1864.
Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867.
Advertisements -- Exhibitions.

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