Macchina Aereostatica: Costruita ed Clevata in Firenze Dal Sig. Fedele Carmine; Profesore Macchinista Alla Presenza delle LL. AA. RR. Nel Mese di Novembre 1788.


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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.

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


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 34 × 25.7cm (13 3/8 × 10 1/8 in.)

Physical Description

Colored etching of a gas balloon aloft with a man looking through a telescope in the large gondola. Caption in Italian notes that the scene represents a November 1788 ascent of an "aerosatatic machine" designed by Fedel Carmine and built in Florence, Italy .


ART-Prints, Original

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