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Versailles antique ballooning engraving hot air balloon

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Experience Aerostatique faite a Versailles


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Antique sporting print


"Experience aerostatique faite a Versailles le 19 sept. 1783, en presence de leurs Majestes de la Famille Royale ... ' Shows the balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers ascending from the Palace of Versailles, France, before the royal family, September 19, 1783. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the only passengers aboard the first balloon flight. This is a late impression, c1900, printed on Arches paper, of an 18th century engraving.

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artist Anon
method Copper-line engraving
date C1900 (original impression c1783)
size 255mm by 350mm (platemark)
SKU SP2143