Etching, hand-coloured. Publisher Thomas McLean, London, c1829.
Every conceivable form of steam-powered transport is cartooned by Heath in the foreground of this picture, including even a steam horse. But Heath also envisages the utilisation of other forms of power and new technologies to render travel faster and more direct. For instace a direct vacuum link with India, a long-span bridge to South Africa, and the harnessing of fish power.
Image height 284mm
Image width 402mm