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Aerostation pl.2

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000133


  • Creation: 18th century


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.

Biographical / Historical

St. Antoine, Champ de Mars, Versailles, St. Germain

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 5

Physical Description

Art on Paper


26.8 x 20.2 cm

General Note

Engraving showing five images of balloons. Clockwise from top left: Montgolfier’s balloon ascension with Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Giroud de Villete on October 19 1783, Blanchard’s "Vaiseau Volant," the Montgolfier brothers' balloon at Fauxbourg, St. Germain, the Montgolfier balloon launch from Versailles with the first living aeronauts-a sheep, rooster and duck, and Charles’ and Roberts’ launch of the first gas balloon at the Champ de Mars on August 27, 1783.

Repository Details

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