L'Aéro-Montgolfière dénommée "Tour de Calais" 1785


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

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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


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 40 × 29.5cm (15 3/4 × 11 5/8 in.)

Physical Description

Colored etching of the balloon "Tour de Calais," a Roziere design in which Pilatre de Rozier and his companion died in 1785. The print is one of a set of illustrations for a book titled "Balloons" by the Aeriel Press, 1956, England. The prints have plate marks, and were done by K.G. Lohse, Frankfurt Germany.



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