Projets de Locomotion Aérienne: Globe volant. 18 Juillet 1784. Ballon à parachute renversé. Ballon de cuivré. Ballon Julien (A). Ballon de M.M. Sanson (B). Novembre 1851.


Display Status:

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, Aquatint on Paper, Colored


  • Mat: 33 × 40.6cm (13 × 16 in.)
  • Print: 8.9 × 30.3cm (3 1/2 × 11 15/16 in.)
  • Text: 8.7 × 16.2cm (3 7/16 × 6 3/8 in.)

Physical Description

Aquatint of nine balloons and dirigibles from the 18th and 19th centuries. Descriptions for seven of the balloons are below the print. Less detailed descriptions are incorporated into the print for two of the balloons, including L'Aigle, constructed by the Comte de Lennox in 1834. All text is in French. Separate text titled "Notice Sur la Direction des Aérostats et Sur un Nouveau Systême" is included in the mat.


ART-Prints, Original

Inventory Number


Related Topics