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Troisieme Voyage Aerien.
Troisieme Voyage Aerien. Experience faite a Lion le 19 Janvier 1784. Sous la Direction de M.r Joseph Montgolfier avec une Machine Aerostatique de 102 Pieds de Diametre sur 126 de Hauteur. Planche 3. Pag. 67.
Dessine par le Ch.er de Lorimier. Grave par N.De Launay.
Engraving, plate 200 x 130mm (8 x 5¼"), with small margins. Small tear in left going into the plate mark but not the image.
A view of the Montgolfier's (Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740 1810) & Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (1745 1799 )) balloon, le Flesselles (named after Jacques de Flesselles (1730 1789)), on it's voyage at Lyon in 1784. This balloon built by the Montgolfiers carried seven passengers as high as 3,000 feet (914 m) however unfortunately gave a rough landing to its passengers.
See Ref: 57654, 57655 & 58172. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58168]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Experience faite a Versaille, en presence de leurs Majestes et de la Famille Royale,
Experience faite a Versaille, en presence de leurs Majestes et de la Famille Royale, per M.r Montgolfier, le 19. Sept. 1783.
Dessine par le Ch.er de Lorimier. Grave par N.De Launay.
Engraving, sheet 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½") Trimmed within plate mark. Some surface dirt. Pencil in image within the sky. A small amount of creasing.
A view of the Aérostat Réveillon's, a Montgolfier brothers balloon, voyage on 19 September 1783. It was flown with the first living beings in a basket attached to the balloon: a sheep called Montauciel ("Climb-to-the-sky"), a duck and a rooster. The sheep was believed to have a reasonable approximation of human physiology. The duck was expected to be unharmed by being lifted and was included as a control for effects created by the aircraft rather than the altitude. The rooster was included as a further control as it was a bird that did not fly at high altitudes. The demonstration was performed at the royal palace in Versailles, before King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette and a crowd. The flight lasted approximately eight minutes, covered two miles (3 km), and obtained an altitude of about 1,500 feet (460 m). The craft landed safely after flying.
From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58169]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Premier Voyage Aerien En Presence de M.gr le Dauphin.
Premier Voyage Aerien En Presence de M.gr le Dauphin. Experience faite dans le Jardin de la Muette, Sous la Direction de M.r Montgolfier, Par M.r le Marquis d'Arlandes et M.r Pilatre du Rosier, le 21. 9.bre 1783. Vue de la Terrasse de M.r Fraanklin a Passi.
Dessine par le Ch.er de Lorimier. Grave par N.De Launay.
Engraving, sheet 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet.
A view of the first free flight by humans in a Montgolfier balloon, on 21st November 1783. It was made by Pilâtre de Rozier (1754 1785), together with an army officer, the marquis d'Arlandes (François Laurent (1742 1809)). The flight began from the grounds of the Château de la Muette close to the Bois de Boulogne park in the western outskirts of Paris. They flew about 3,000 feet (910 m) above Paris for a distance of nine kilometers. After 25 minutes, the balloon landed between the windmills, outside the city ramparts, on the Butte-aux-Cailles. Enough fuel remained on board at the end of the flight to have allowed the balloon to fly four to five times as far. However, burning embers from the fire were scorching the balloon fabric and had to be daubed out with sponges. As it appeared it could destroy the balloon, Pilâtre took off his coat to stop the fire.
See 57654 & 57655 for second voyage. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58172]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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