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Aerostation [fig. 1-5 large text]

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000096


  • Creation: c. 1796


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 5

Related Materials


Physical Description

Art on Paper


24.6 x 19.1 cm

General Note

Engraving with views of historic balloons: Montgolfiers, Blanchard, Charles & Robert, and Lunardi. In the center of the page is a one of Thomas Baldwin’s aerial view drawings made of Chester Castle from Lunardi’s balloon, originally published in "Airopaidia."

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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