1785 Nov. Mr. Lunardi's first ascent from Edinburgh at Heriots Hospital Gardens and was greeted by many who saw him from the Calton Hill where this view is taken. He alighted safe in a field between Cupar and St. Andrews.
Watercolor painting of Lunardi’s November 1785 ascent from Edinburgh, as viewed from Calton Hill. People are watching and cheering from the ground below. Part of a set of 17 watercolors on early ballooning.