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The Ascension of Queen Caroline.
The Ascension of Queen Caroline.
Tudor del.
London, Published for the Proprietor by J, Creswell, 121 Crawford St, Portman Square Aug.t 17th 1821.
Scarce hand-coloured lithograph. Printed area 360 x 170mm (14¼ x 6¾"), with large margins, paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1821]. Stains, horizontal fold, creasing.
Caroline of Brunswick on a cloud being lifted by a hot air balloon of cherubs after her death in 1821. A crown falls from the cloud.
From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra".
[Ref: 58196]   £450.00  
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Engraved for the European Magazine.
Engraved for the European Magazine. The Ascent of the Aerial Balloon.
Jn.o Lodge sc.
Published Nov.r 1.st 1783, by I. Fielding, Pater Noster Row.
Engraving, plate 190 x 125mm (7½" x 5"). No11 and some pencil text is written in the top margin. Creases in margins. Stain on right that creeps into the plate mark.
A satire on the Montgolfier brothers Le Réveillon balloon experiment were they put a a sheep, duck and cockerel in the basket to see if hot air ballooning is safe for mankind. The demonstration was held in front of Louis XVI and the royal family in the palace forecourt. The balloon left the ground and soared 600 metres into the air. Damaged by a rip in the fabric, it descended slowly eight minutes later after travelling 3.5 km and came back to land in the Wood of Vaucresson, at the Maréchal crossroads.
See Ref: 57270. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58170]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Engraved for the European Magazine.
Engraved for the European Magazine. The Descent of the Air Balloon.
Jn.o Lodge sc.
Publish'd Dec.r 1.st 1783, by J. Fielding, Pater Noster Row.
Engraving, plate 190 x 125mm (7½" x 5"). No11 and some pencil text is written at the top entering the plate mark. Nicks to edge of the paper.
A satire on the Montgolfier brothers Le Réveillon balloon experiment were they put a a sheep, duck and cockerel in the basket to see if hot air ballooning is safe for mankind. The demonstration was held in front of Louis XVI and the royal family in the palace forecourt. The balloon left the ground and soared 600 metres into the air. Damaged by a rip in the fabric, it descended slowly eight minutes later after travelling 3.5 km and came back to land in the Wood of Vaucresson, at the Maréchal crossroads.
See Ref: 57270. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58171]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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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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The Montgolsier, a First Rate of the French Aerial Navy.
The Montgolsier, a First Rate of the French Aerial Navy. A_ F_t_ An Ass_ A Fool_ A Monkey_ A Nothing.
Observator del. Recordum Sculpt.
Pub.d by E. Darchery N.11 S.t James's Street. the 25.th of October 1783. [but probably printed slightly later]
Etching, sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate. Some creasing. Nicks to edges of paper.
A satire on the Montgolfier brother's ballooning. Thought to be the first reaction of an English caricaturist to the possibilities of aerial navigation. Published by Elizabeth Darchery (1780-84, fl.), a publisher of satirical prints based on St James's Street, London, her name is often spelt differently on various plates and she is known for publishing some of James Gillray's early work.
From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58174]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The Montgolsier, a First Rate of the French Aerial Navy.
The Montgolsier, a First Rate of the French Aerial Navy. A_ F_t_ An Ass_ A Fool_ A Monkey_ A Nothing.
Observator del. Recordum Sculpt.
Pub.d by E. Darchery N.11 S.t James's Street. the 25.th of October 1783. [but probably printed later]
Scarce hand coloured etching on wove paper with partial watermark dated '[?]1828'. Plate 355 x 250mm (14 x 10"). Creasing in margins; top left corner crease just goes through the plate mark. Tears on left and right entering the plate mark but not the image.
A wonderful satire on the Montgolfier brother's ballooning. Thought to be the first reaction of an English caricaturist to the possibilities of aerial navigation. Published by Elizabeth Darchery (1780-84, fl.), a publisher of satirical prints based on St James's Street, London, her name is often spelt differently on various plates and she is known for publishing some of James Gillray's early work.
From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58175]   £390.00  
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Montgolfier in the clouds.
Montgolfier in the clouds. Constructing of air balloons for the grand monarque. "O by gar!..."
Fourth Sketch Published as the act directs March 2 1784 by S. Fores N° 3 Piccadilly - a Companion to this in a few days.
Scarce etching on laid paper with 18th century watermark of Fleur-de-lis, plate 350 x 250mm (13 x 9¾") large margins. Handling creases, horizontal fold, minor surface dirt and light browning.
A satirical print relating to the unsuccessful launch of a 'grand aerostatic machine' on 19 Jan. at Lyons, in which Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (1745 1799) and others ascended.
BM Satires 6435. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58177]   £650.00  
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Globe Aërostatique.
Globe Aërostatique. Cette Machine est represente ici s'elevant pour la seconde fois au milieu de la Prairie de Nesle, ou il venoit de descendre, accompagne de M.r Robert et en Presence de M.gr le Duc de Chatres, M.r le Duc de Fitz-James, et de M.r Farer Gentilhomme Anglois, M.r Robert Presente le Proces Verbal a signer aux Cures d'Hedouxille, et de Nesle.
Desrais Del. Denis Sculp.
A Paris chez Basset rue S.t Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins. [c. 1783]
Scarce engraving on thick laid paper with 18th century watermark of house with pitched roof surmounted by three cockerels. Plate 275 x 345 (10¾ x 13¾"), with small margins. Some old blue paper affixed verso, probably previous album leaf, inscribed 'no. 8' in brown ink to upper centre, surface dirt and browning.
A view of a balloon ascent by Jacques Alexandre César Charles (1746 1823) from the Prairie de Nesle, northern France, where it had landed after taking off from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, on 1 December 1783. Jacques Charles and the Robert brothers launched a new manned balloon from the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. Jacques Charles was accompanied by Nicolas-Louis Robert as co-pilot of the 380-cubic-metre, hydrogen-filled balloon. The envelope was fitted with a hydrogen release valve and was covered with a net from which the basket was suspended. Sand ballast was used to control altitude. They ascended to a height of about 1,800 feet (550 m) and landed at sunset in Nesles-la-Vallée after a 2-hour 5 minute flight covering 36 km The chasers on horseback, who were led by the Duc de Chartres, held down the craft while both Charles and Nicolas-Louis alighted. Jacques Charles then decided to ascend again, but alone this time because the balloon had lost some of its hydrogen. This time it ascended rapidly to an altitude of about 3,000 metres, where he saw the sun again. He began suffering from aching pain in his ears so he "valved" to release gas, and descended to land gently about 3 km away at Tour du Lay.
Illustrated: Turnor, Hatton, Astra Castra. Experiments and Adventures in the Atmopshere, Chapman and Hall, 1865, illus. p. 34. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "As
[Ref: 58176]   £380.00  
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The Ascent of Mr Sadler and Capt.n Paget from Hackney, 12th Augs.t 1811.
The Ascent of Mr Sadler and Capt.n Paget from Hackney, 12th Augs.t 1811. From a Drawing taken on the Spot.
Publish'd Aug.t 19th by I.Murray Princess Street Soho & 326 Oxford Street.
Etching. Sheet 305 x 190mm (12 x 7½"). Trimmed within plate. Minor surface dirt, handling creases, numbered in brown ink outside the image.
Showing James Sadler's (1753 1828) balloon flight to mark the birthday of George, Prince of Wales (later George IV) on 12th August 1811. He took off from the gardens of the Mermaid Tavern in Hackney, along with Captain Paget of the Royal Navy (presumably Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Paget (17781839)), who was a paying passenger, and landed near Tilbury Fort 73 minutes later. Apparently published a week after the event.
Illustrated: Turnor, Hatton, Astra Castra. Experiments and Adventures in the Atmopshere, Chapman and Hall, 1865, illus. p. 262. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "A
[Ref: 58178]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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