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Aerostation. 1. Montgolfier's Balloon. 2. Blanchard's. 3. Charles and Roberts's. 4. Leonardi's. 5. Baldwin's View over the city of Chester from Lunardi's balloon.

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000183


  • Creation: 1803 June 18


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 8

Physical Description

Art on Paper


28.1 x 21.2 cm

General Note

Engraving showing the balloons of four aeronauts used in important ascensions: Montgolfier Brothers, Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard, J.A.C. Charles and M.N. Robert, and Vincent Lunardi (shown clockwise from top left). In the center is a representation of Thomas Baldwin’s aerial view of Chester from Lunardi’s balloon.

Repository Details

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