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“For the Sake of the Prospect”: Experiencing the World from Above in the Late 18th Century

Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 17:37

The first essay in a two-part series in which Lily Ford explores how balloon flight transformed our ideas of landscape. We begin with a look at the unique set of images included in Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia (1786) — the first real overhead aerial views.