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Two fine prints."Expérience arostatique [sic] faite [à] Versailles le 19 sept. 1783". ( Ballooning.( Vue optique. Optica print. Guckkastenbild / Guckkastenblatt).) ibidem Experience de la Machine Aroestatique. ( ( Vue optique. Optica print. Guckkastenbild / Guckkastenblatt))
Paris???, without year ca, 1785.ca 40.5 x 30 cm... both identically framed. Contemporary fine handcolouring. Nice engraving. Small repairs in upper right corner without affecting the image. Ad 2. 38.5 x 25 cm. (= Picture size). The ascent of a balloon, with a profile of Paris in the background. But in very good/ fine condition. Very rare........with a profile of Paris in the background. Very good condition. Two companion pieces.
légendée en français-allemand, rehaussée à l'aquarelle (bonne condition). Jolie scène colorée : une grande foule regarde s'élever la montgolfière "à fond d'azur, avec le Chiffre du Roi et divers ornements en couleurs d'Or" (ici elle est peinte en rose) portant une "cage où étoit un mouton, un coq et un canard [... qui] n'éprouvèrent pas la moindre incommodité" de leur historique ascension. Maggs Bros. Biblioth. Aeronautica part 1. no 1353 : " The print represents the ascent of the first balloon filled with hydrogen" The Montgolfier brothers became famous as inventors of the balloon. This print shows their first (unmanned) testflight, viewed by a large crowd of spectators. Descriptive text in 10 lines below in French and German. Rare Optica Print in France).
EUR 1,950.00

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