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 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000433


  • Creation: c. 1833-1840


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 20

Related Materials

VBI_000101 VBI_000131

Physical Description

Art on Paper


20.5 x 15.9 cm

General Note

Engraving showing a balloon flying above a Greek architectural square where are gathered a large group of people, buildings, inventions and discoveries significant to the history of Western science, art and philosophy. Handwritten on the verso: “[Dup.] Frontispiece Engraved on steel by R Page from a drawing by Fussell”.

Repository Details

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

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