Globe Areostatiq. Que l'on se Propose d'enlever


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, Uncolored


  • Mat: 40.6 × 33cm (16 × 13 in.)
  • Unmatted: 37.8 × 24.1cm (14 7/8 × 9 1/2 in.)

Physical Description

  • Uncolored etching of a diagram for a balloon. The balloon has large paddles for steering and a very large semi-hemispherical gondola with various pumps and valves to control the craft. Letters on the diagram correspond to the key below the image, which identifies the various parts in French. A second image on the right shows the Montgolfier animal balloon flown from Versailles, with the sheep and rooster visible in the cage.
  • 'Publié e Se vend à Vienne Chez Christoph Torricella Marchand d'Estampes et Editeur de Musique.'


ART-Prints, Original

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