An Exact Reprefentation of Milunardi's New Balloon. As it ascended with himself 13 May 1785


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Mezzotint on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat (H x W): 54.5 × 40.6cm (21 7/16 × 16 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 47.6 × 28.6cm (18 3/4 × 11 1/4 in.)

Country of Origin

Great Britain

Physical Description

  • Uncolored mezzotint of Vincenzo Lunardi ascending over a field in his elaborate balloon decorated with the Union Jack. Lunardi is leaning out of the curtained basket and waving a flag. His wings for manuvering the balloon are shown.
  • 'Printed for & Sold by Carrington Bowles. No. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London'


ART-Prints, Original

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