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Aeronautics, pl. 1, Montgolfiers' Balloon

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000034


  • Creation: 1818 April


Conditions Governing Use

Access to the Theodore Newton Vail Collection of Aeronautical Images, Broadsides and Clippings is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 3

Physical Description

Art on Paper


27.8 x 21.6 cm

General Note

A technical illustration depicting various wing and balloon designs and ascents and descents by important aeronauts: "Lana's aeronautic machine," "Montgolfiers' balloon," "Blanchard's balloon," "Garnerin ascending [and] descending" in his parachute, the inflation of "Charles & Roberts' balloon," the "form of the wings employed by Lunardi," and the "form of the wings employed by Blanchard."

Repository Details

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