Expérience Aërostatique


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, Etching on Paper, Colored


  • Mat (H x W): 50.8 × 40.6cm (20 × 16 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 45.7 × 26cm (18 in. × 10 1/4 in.)

Country of Origin


Physical Description

  • Colored etching of a balloon launch with a crowd gathered to watch. The flight was made from Dijon on April 25, 1784, by l'Abeé Bertraud and M. de Morveau. They lauched at 5:00pm and landed at Magni-les-Auxene at 6:25pm.
  • 'à Paris chez Crepy rue S. Jacques à S. Pierre près la rue de la parcheminerie.'


ART-Prints, Original

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