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Second Voyage Aérien.
Second Voyage Aérien. Expériénce faite dans le Jardin Thueilleries par M.M. Charles et Robert, le x.bre 1783. Le Globe en Taffettas gommé de 26 Pieds de diamètre était plein d'Air inflammable.
Dessiné par le Ch.r de Lorimier. Gravé par N. De Launay.
[n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving. Sheet 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate, repair on right edge, paper toned.
A view of a balloon carrying professor Jacques Charles and Nicolas-Louis Robert away from the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, on the 1st December 1783. Coming less than a fortnight after Montolfier's first balloon flight, this was the first using hydrogen rather than hot air. Among the 400,000 spectators reported were Montgolfier and Benjamin Franklin.
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