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Februrary 1, 1808
Uncolored etching of five technical drawings. The top edge of the print is adhered to a larger, blank piece of paper. Each figure is numbered. Figure 1 shows the inflation of a gas balloon. Figure 2 shows the balloon aloft. Figure 3 shows an unopened parachute. Figure 4 shows the parachute in descent. Figure 5 shows a small balloon attached to two bottles. Figures 1 and 5 have letters on them refering to different parts, showing there is a key that is not present.
'London. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orne, Feb. 1, 1808.'
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored
Mat: 30.5 × 25.4cm (12 × 10 in.)
Unmatted: 26 × 14.1cm (10 1/4 × 5 9/16 in.)
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