The Aerial Transit Company

By ACKERMANN & CO., 1843 

By permission of the Patentees, this engraving of the first carriage, the Ariel” is respectfully inscribed to the Directors of The Aerial Transit Company.

British Isles
  • Author: ACKERMANN & CO.
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: [Ackermann & Co.
  • Publication date: 1843].
  • Physical description: Aquatint with original hand colour, trimmed to text, with loss.
  • Dimensions: Image: 301 by 418mm (11.75 by 16.5 inches). Sheet: 370 by 485mm (14.5 by 19 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12459


A print of the Ariel’ flying machine, showing it above open country north of London. Frederick Marriott, a director of the Aerial Transit Company, oversaw the production of a number of prints to publicise the project, often showing the machine in exotic locations. Another variant was produced showing the machine over the Great Pyramids on the Nile.