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Joseph-Michel Montgolfier

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Joseph-Michel Montgolfier


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Original antique portrait print


'Giuseppe Michele Montgolfier' Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740 – 1810) with his brother Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (1745 – 1799) were the inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. Italian portrait engraving from 'Serie di vite e ritratti de' famosi personaggi degli ultimi tempi', published in Milan in 1818. A few tiny marks in the image. Faint foxing in title area. Further foxing in margins.

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artist Giovanni Antonio Sasso (active 1809-1816) after Bramati
method Soft ground etching
date 1818
size 225mm by 160mm (platemark)
SKU PT8140