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James Sadler setting off on the proposed first crossing of the Irish Sea from Dublin by balloon, 1812; with details of the hydrogen barrels and equipment. Engraving.

Date
1800-1899
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36294i
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Description

The ascent occurred on 1 October 1812. The print shows Sadler holding two flags, one with the motto "Faithful"

Publication/Creation

1800-1899

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Lettering

Balloons. Plate I. Vol. 2.

Lettering note

The basket of the balloon is inscribed "Erin go brah", i.e. Éirinn go Brách or Erin go Bragh, translated into English as "Ireland forever"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36294i

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