A Messieurs Le Souscripteurs. Allarme Générale de Habitants de Gonesse, occafionée par la chûte du Ballon Aréoflatique de Mr. De Montgolfier.

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    Print, Etching on Paper, Colored, A MESSIEURS LE SOUSCRIPTEURS. ALLARME GÉNÉRALE DE HABITANTS DE GONESSE, OCCAFIONÉE PAR LA CHÛTE DU BALLON ARÉOFLATIQUE DE MR. DE MONTGOLFIER.

    Colored etching of the landing of the first small hydrogen balloon in the village of Gonesse, August 27, 1783. The balloon is laying partially deflated on the ground, surrounded by an alarmed crowd with people attacking the balloon with stones, sticks, and pitchforks. Detailed description of the event in French below the scene. The caption identifies the balloon as a Montgolfier. Rather, it is the first small gas balloon flown by J.A.C. Charles from the Champs de Mars in August 1783.. 'Se vend à Paris chez Le Noir Md. Fournisseur des Estampes du Cabinet du Roi, demeurant au Louvre.'

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    Print, Etching on Paper, Colored, A MESSIEURS LE SOUSCRIPTEURS. ALLARME GÉNÉRALE DE HABITANTS DE GONESSE, OCCAFIONÉE PAR LA CHÛTE DU BALLON ARÉOFLATIQUE DE MR. DE MONTGOLFIER.

    Colored etching of the landing of the first small hydrogen balloon in the village of Gonesse, August 27, 1783. The balloon is laying partially deflated on the ground, surrounded by an alarmed crowd with people attacking the balloon with stones, sticks, and pitchforks. Detailed description of the event in French below the scene. The caption identifies the balloon as a Montgolfier. Rather, it is the first small gas balloon flown by J.A.C. Charles from the Champs de Mars in August 1783.. 'Se vend à Paris chez Le Noir Md. Fournisseur des Estampes du Cabinet du Roi, demeurant au Louvre.'

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