Premier Voyage Aérien dans une Montgolfiere ; Premier Voyage Aérien dans un Ballon au Gaz; Théorie de L'Aérostation.


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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, Aquatint on Paper, Colored


  • Mat: 30.5 × 25.4cm (12 × 10 in.)
  • Unmatted: 17.8 × 15.6cm (7 in. × 6 1/8 in.)

Physical Description

Aquatint of a scene of the Montgolfier balloon ascension on November 21, 1783, and a scene of the first flight of a gas balloon on December 1, 1783. The scenes are next to each other and divided by a tree. Each has a short description in French. Longer text titled "Théorie de L'Aérostation," is below the images.


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