Copper-line engraving. C1900 (original impression c1783). 255mm by 350mm (platemark). 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." Item #2595