The Natives of Torneȁ Lapmark, afsembled [sic] at Enontekis, to witnefs [sic] the launching the first Balloon within the Arctic Circle.


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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): 21.3 × 27.1cm (8 3/8 × 10 11/16 in.)
  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 33cm × 38.1cm × 3.8cm (13 × 15 × 1 1/2 in.)


January 1819

Physical Description

  • Colored etching of the first balloon launch within the Arctic Circle. The launch took place at Enontekis where the people of Torneȁ Lapmark assembled to watch. Scene shows balloon ascending among people, cabins, and deer, with water and mountains in the distance.
  • 'Published Jan. 1819 by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand, London.' 'E.D. Clarke delt.' and 'R. Pollard Sculpt.'
  • Accompanied by a manuscript, 'Extract from Dr. Clarke's Travels relative to the Ascent of a Balloon within the Arctic Circle.' that is in the NASM Archives.
  • Dr. Edward Daniel Clarke provided an account of the event in, "Dr. Clarke's Travels in Scandanavia," Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany (September, 1819), pp. 254-255


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