Vuë Prise du Pont Royal. Seconds Voyageurs Aëriens, ou Expérience de MM. Charles et Robert, Faite a Paris Dans le Parterre de Jardin Royal des Thuilleries le I. Decembre 1783.


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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): 30.5 × 39.4cm (12 in. × 15 1/2 in.)

Physical Description

  • Colored etching of Charles and Robert's balloon flight from the Garden of the Tuileries on December 1, 1783. Scene shows a very large crowd gathered in the gardens with the balloon aloft. A small map charting the paths of the first three balloons flown from Paris (August, November, and December 1783) is below the scene. Around the map is a description of the event in French.
  • 'A Paris chez Chercau ruë de Mathurins, auxdeux Pillers d'Or.'


ART-Prints, Original

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