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Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin de...

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (... more

La plaisanterie confondüe ou les intrépides voyageurs

La plaisanterie confondüe ou les intrépides voyageurs

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; spectators in foregrou... more

Éxperience du globe ae̋rostatique du MM. Charles et Robert, au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Éxperience du globe ae̋rostatique du MM. Charles et Robert, au Jardin ...

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (S... more

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est representé ici s'élevant pour la seconde fois au milieu de la Praïrie de Nesle, ou il venoit de descendre, accompagné de Mr. Robert ... / Desrais, del. ; Denis, sculp.

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est repres...

Jacques Alexandre César Charles departs Nesle, France after the landing of the first hydrogen balloon flight from Paris on December 1, 1783. Marie-Nöel Robert (on the ground at left), who accompanied Charles o... more

Premier voyage aërien en présence de Mr. le Dauphin / dessine par le Ch. de Lorimier ; gravé par N. de Launay.

Premier voyage aërien en présence de Mr. le Dauphin / dessine par le C...

Print shows a Montgolfier-style balloon in flight over Paris, France. Remarque shows a balloon in flight surrounded by clouds.

[Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 1783]

[Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 17...

Design drawing shows two men in basket steering balloon by manipulation of a sail. A ladder connects the balloon to a parachute-style apparatus intended for safe descent where a third man handles the connection... more

Experience de la machine areostatique

Experience de la machine areostatique

Vue d'optique shows the Montgolfier brothers' balloon, "The Globe," ascending from Champ de Mars, Paris, France, August 27, 1783. Caption (French): Experience de la machine aréostatique de Mrs. de Montgolfier d... more

Ou présente à signer un procès verbal aux curés celui qui ligne a des lunettes

Ou présente à signer un procès verbal aux curés celui qui ligne a des ...

Drawing shows Professor J.A.C. Charles reascending in balloon from the Nesle plain, France, on December 1, 1783, where he had landed shortly before, accompanied by Marie Noel Robert in a two hour journey from P... more

[1st human balloon ascension; balloon with Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes above Paris. Nov. 1783]

[1st human balloon ascension; balloon with Pilatre de Rozier and Marqu...

Engraving by N. de Launay, drawn by Chev. de Lorimier. Illus. in: Faujas, Descriptien de la Machine, 1783, vol. 2, frontis. Reference copy may be in LOT 4700A. This record contains unverified, old data from cap... more

[Woman stands in the basket of a balloon holding flags]

[Woman stands in the basket of a balloon holding flags]

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Depart de MM. Charles & Robert, du Jardin des Tuilleries dans leur machine aërostatique, le 1er decembre 1783

Depart de MM. Charles & Robert, du Jardin des Tuilleries dans leur mac...

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. "Sic itur ad astra" wr... more

Machine aérostatique de 70 pieds de hauteur sur 46 de diametre, qui s'est élevée à Paris, avec deux homme à la hauteur de 324 pieds le 19 oct. 1783

Machine aérostatique de 70 pieds de hauteur sur 46 de diametre, qui s'...

Illustration shows the ornate balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and Girond de Villete in a captive balloon ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (... more

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Vue d'optique shows the balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers ascending from the Palace of Versailles, France, before the royal family, September 19, 1783. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the only pa... more

Expérience du globe aërostatique du MM. les freres Robert au Jardin des Thuileries

Expérience du globe aërostatique du MM. les freres Robert au Jardin de...

Print shows Anne-Jean and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, September 19, 1784, accompanied by Colin Hulin. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staf... more

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 1784 au Luxembourg

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 178...

French cartoon ridicules the attempt of Abbé Miollan and Janinet to ascend in a hot air balloon by showing the balloon on fire and billowing smoke while being inflated on July 11, 1784 at the Luxembourg gardens... more

This ticket will admit one person into the [...] on the day of Mr. Lunardi's ascension, price three shillings

This ticket will admit one person into the [...] on the day of Mr. Lun...

Admission ticket to one of Vincent Lunardi early balloon ascensions, probably from London, England. Includes a picture of a balloon. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

The English balloon and appendages in which Mr. Lunardi ascended into the atmosphere from the artillery ground, Sepr. 15, 1784

The English balloon and appendages in which Mr. Lunardi ascended into ...

Print shows the ascent of Vincent Lunardi from the Moorfields Artillery Grounds, London, September 15, 1784; Lunardi's first ascent and the first balloon ascent in England. He experimented with oars for navigat... more

Stephan und Joseph, Gebrüder Mongolfier [sic], geb. zu Annonay im Vivarais / DeLaunay, del. ; D. Berger, sculp., 1784.

Stephan und Joseph, Gebrüder Mongolfier [sic], geb. zu Annonay im Viva...

Bust-length double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French ballonists; after the gold medal designed by Houdon. Quotation from Ovid printed below portrait. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Nouvelle forme de globe aërostatique. Au centre duquel est adapté pour point d'apui une machine aussi simple que facile à manœuvrer, pour avancer et se diriger dans les airs / / composé, dessiné, et gravé par le Sr. Mathieu, mecanitien.

Nouvelle forme de globe aërostatique. Au centre duquel est adapté pour...

Design drawing shows front and side elevations and plan of balloon with devices designed to facilitate navigation and maneuverability while in the air. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Experience aërostatique faite à Lyon; d'un ballon de cent pieds de diamètre le 10 [i.e. 19] janvier 1784, à midi 48 min[u]tes

Experience aërostatique faite à Lyon; d'un ballon de cent pieds de dia...

Print shows the balloon, "Le Flesselles" ascending over Lyon, France, on January 19, 1784, carrying seven passengers including Joseph Montgolfier and Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC ... more

Air-balloons / A. Bell, sculpt.

Air-balloons / A. Bell, sculpt.

Book illustration shows five early balloon ascensions in France: two Montgolfier balloons (Fauxbourg St. Antoine and St. Germain); a 1784 balloon of Jean-Pierre Blanchard; and a Charles and Robert balloon being... more

Rival balloons

Rival balloons

British cartoon shows how on a windy day a woman's hat is blown off and takes flight like the balloon shown floating in the distance. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Fowls of a feather flock together / K., fecit, 1785.

Fowls of a feather flock together / K., fecit, 1785.

Scottish cartoon shows a group of men conversing as balloons sail overhead. Possibly Scottish balloonist James Tytler and Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi.

Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, a enlevé des hommes dans les airs

Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, ...

Print shows elaborately decorated balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes in ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (Source: A... more

Mrs. Sage, the first English female aerial traveller, who ascended with Mr. Biggin in Mr. Lunardi's balloon, from St. George's Fields, June 29th, 1785 ... / L. Shelly, del. ; LeGrand, sculp.

Mrs. Sage, the first English female aerial traveller, who ascended wit...

Half-length portrait of the first English woman to ride in a balloon.

[Marquis de Brantco (Vanclure), who was involved in a balloon ascension on April 4, 1784, profile portrait] / en aou[...] 1790, [...]ss. p. Fouquet ; gr. p. Chrétien, inv. du physionotrace, Cloitre St. Honoré à Paris.

[Marquis de Brantco (Vanclure), who was involved in a balloon ascensio...

"Son tableau est fidel et vrai comme lui" printed below portrait. Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Vista del globo areostatico que se hechò la tarde 12 de agosto. de 1792, en el jardin del buen Retiro el qual por la elevacion que tomo se perdio de vista y cayò en Daganzoas leguas de Madrid

Vista del globo areostatico que se hechò la tarde 12 de agosto. de 179...

Print shows Vincenzo Lunardi riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from Buon Retiro gardens, Madrid, August 12, 1792; the first balloon ascension in Spain. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.) Tit... more

[Title page and frontispiece to Jean-Pierre Blanchard's Journal of my forty-fifth ascension..., showing a balloon with a man holding an American flag]

[Title page and frontispiece to Jean-Pierre Blanchard's Journal of my ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Journal of my forty-fifth ascension : being the first performed in America, on the ninth of January, 1793. Philadelphia : Printed by Charles Cist ..., 1793. Title page... more

Vista del globo aereostatico que se hechò ante sus magesta des y su real familia en el qual fue Dn. Vicente Lunardi el dia 8 de enero de 1793 ...

Vista del globo aereostatico que se hechò ante sus magesta des y su re...

Print shows Vincenzo Lunardi ascending from the Royal Palace, Madrid, January 8, 1793 with royal coat-of-arms hanging from the gondola; Lunardi's second balloon ascension in Spain. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC st... more

Vista del globo areostatico qe. se hecho ante Ss. Ms. y su Rl. familia el dia 8 de enero de 1793 en el qual fue Dn. Vicente Lunardi y cayó â las 2 de la tarde ...

Vista del globo areostatico qe. se hecho ante Ss. Ms. y su Rl. familia...

Print shows Vincente Lunardi ascending from the Royal Palace, Madrid, January 8, 1793 with royal coat-of-arms hanging from the gondola; Lunardi's second balloon ascension in Spain. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC st... more

Het jaar 1804!!!

Het jaar 1804!!!

Dutch cartoon forecasts aeronautic events for the year 1804 by showing a scene at a failing balloon ascension, in the interests of scientific inquiry, possibly by "Wille van de Heeren Hopman & Loude." Men strug... more

Het jaar 1804!!!

Het jaar 1804!!!

Dutch cartoon forecasts aeronautic events for the year 1804 by showing people in hysterics, possibly over an imminent balloon ascension by "Wille van de Heeren Hopman & Loude." From the ceiling hangs a balloon ... more

[Spectators in an arena viewing the ascension of a balloon driven by propellers with an inflation device in the foreground] / G. Meloni disegnò e inv.

[Spectators in an arena viewing the ascension of a balloon driven by p...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Dees Nederlandsche Koe, altoos door Waereld-grooten ...

Dees Nederlandsche Koe, altoos door Waereld-grooten ...

Dutch political cartoon about the partitioning of the Netherlands shows the shorning and dismembering of the "Nederlandsche" cow. The "Neêrlands" lion, an enraged Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (with sword dr... more

L'Hirondelle. V. Triquet

L'Hirondelle. V. Triquet

Print shows the balloon "L'Hirondelle V. Triquet" flying with two men on board. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Parachute renversè de Henin

Parachute renversè de Henin

Print shows man standing in the basket of an ascending balloon which features an elaborate system of sails and a reversed parachute underneath the basket. "Page 178." Illustration from an unidentified book or p... more

Société d'expériences aérostatiques Direction 24 rue Maubeuge, Paris.

Société d'expériences aérostatiques Direction 24 rue Maubeuge, Paris.

Advertisement showing a balloon with several persons standing in the basket, one climbing the ropes just above the basket. Tricolor banners hanging from the balloon announce the "Société d'expériences aerostati... more

Par autorisation de M. Le Maire de la ville de Rouen. Le Sieur Bollé, inventeur d'un balloon représentant un eléphant ... dont l'inventeur se fera un plaisir de donner la description aux amateurs ...

Par autorisation de M. Le Maire de la ville de Rouen. Le Sieur Bollé, ...

Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at the Place de la Cathd́rale, Rouen, France. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

La Sirène

La Sirène

Print shows the balloon "La Sirène" flying with one man on board. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.) Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Le globe volant

Le globe volant

Illustration shows a man navigating a balloon with an attached oar and rudder while seated in the basket. "Page 164." Illus. from an unidentified book or periodical. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Vue de la salle de Walse construite au carré de la laiterie (soixante pieds de diametre) ; Vue du temple de la paix dans le grand carré des Champs Elisées

Vue de la salle de Walse construite au carré de la laiterie (soixante ...

Print shows celebrations for the anniversary of the founding of the French Republic, July 14, 1801 in two images, including a tent for dancing and a balloon ascension from which André Jacques Garnerin descends ... more

To his royal highness Fredrick Duke of York, this plate of Satan holding th prepondrence of power; or, Bounaparte's threat, is most humbly inscribed, by E. Sanders

To his royal highness Fredrick Duke of York, this plate of Satan holdi...

Print shows Satan holding a balance to which, on one end is attached a hot-air balloon with a bishop, possibly the Duke of York, and another man standing on top, its lightness has skewed the balance to end over... more

Luftfahrt des Herrn Professors Bourguet ; zu Berlin den 23 May Ao 1804 / Tollen, tsc.

Luftfahrt des Herrn Professors Bourguet ; zu Berlin den 23 May Ao 1804...

Bust portrait of Professor Bourguet. Surrounding portrait are illustrations of items related to ballooning including barrels of gas, books and a compass, a balloon, and a parachute. Title from item. Landauer C... more

Ludwig XVIII König von Frankreich in Paris

Ludwig XVIII König von Frankreich in Paris

Print shows King Louis XVIII standing on a balcony and a crowd below watching a hot air balloon in the distance.

[Design drawing for system to raise and lower a captive balloon, controlled by four ropes forming a pyramidal shape and operated by winches on the ground below] / M.G.

[Design drawing for system to raise and lower a captive balloon, contr...

Title devised by Library staff. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.) Tissandier collection.

[Design drawing for a navigational system for an airship employing six balloons and parachutes, a deck, superstructure, and basket below]

[Design drawing for a navigational system for an airship employing six...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Fête de pantin

Fête de pantin

Print shows a balloon with mechanism attached to the bottom of the basket, possibly an elaborate fireworks display. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Balloon with open frame wood or metal basket and attached propellers]

[Balloon with open frame wood or metal basket and attached propellers]

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Elevazione aereobatica eseguita da Francezco Orlandi in Bologna nei puba. giardini li 6 Novembre 1828

Elevazione aereobatica eseguita da Francezco Orlandi in Bologna nei pu...

Print shows the balloon of Francesco Orlandi ascending over the public gardens of Bologna, Italy, November 6, 1828. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.) Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Les quatre éléments. Louis était un enfant léger qui n'apportait aucume application à l'étude; ...

Les quatre éléments. Louis était un enfant léger qui n'apportait aucum...

French comic strip shows a young boy, "Louis," who decides to apply himself at school after unfortunate experiences with the four elements. Louis learns about fire by getting burned while working for a baker; a... more

La patrie est en danger / F. d'Orléans, j[ui]n 1830.

La patrie est en danger / F. d'Orléans, j[ui]n 1830.

French political cartoon uses a scene from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels to compare the situation surrounding the 1830 July Revolution in France to the time when l'Assemblée (the French revolutionary gove... more

Concours sur le meilleur moyen d'élever un ballon sans perte de gaz de lest / Louis Panafieu, membre de la Société aèrostatique.

Concours sur le meilleur moyen d'élever un ballon sans perte de gaz de...

Design drawing shows proposal by Louis Panafieu in which the operator in an open car attached to the balloon achieves lift without loss of gas in ballast by manipulating cords on underside of the balloon. Inclu... more

Fête donner à la grande duchesse Hélène de russie par W.R. Chateaubriant, ambassadeur à Rome en 1830

Fête donner à la grande duchesse Hélène de russie par W.R. Chateaubria...

Drawing shows a crowd gathered around a balloon on the ground at the festivities prepared by Ambassador W.R. Chateaubriant in honor of the Grand Duchess of Russia in Rome, 1830. A second balloon is in sky at up... more

Second series: Sketches by Boz ; Seven dials

Second series: Sketches by Boz ; Seven dials

The title page illustration at the left for Dickens' "Sketches by Boz," shows a crowd of people waving to two men leaving in a hot air balloon. The adjacent illustration, for p. 149, "Seven Dials," shows a cr... more

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Grand day and evening fete, next Tuesday, August 7, 1838. Ascent of the Nassau Balloon, combined with the evening entertainments

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Grand day and evening fete, next Tuesday, Aug...

Broadside announcing Charles Green's ascension in the balloon "Nassau" from Vauxhall Gardens, London. Includes a picture of passengers in a balloon basket. At head of title: Under the direct patronage of Her Ma... more

Mr. Edward Spencer, born May 8th 1799 who accompanied Mr. Charles Green in that fatal parachute experiment of Mr. Robert Cocking's, July 24th, 1837, from Vauxhall Gardens. And has made twenty-seven ascents with Mr. Green, up to this date, August 24th, 1839 / / G.P. Harding, F.S.A., del. et fecit ; Day & Haghe, lithrs. to the Queen.

Mr. Edward Spencer, born May 8th 1799 who accompanied Mr. Charles Gree...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of solicitor, Edward Spencer, who accompanied balloonist Charles Green on several ascensions. A balloon with an attached parachute is in the background. Printed signature below title... more

Night ascent. Royal Standard Tavern, pleasure grounds & tea gardens ... H. Brading, Proprietor ... has, at the solicitation of several scientific gentlemen, prevailed on Mr. Gypson, who will ... make an experimental trip, in the Royal Standard balloon, on Monday next, June 3, at ten o'clock at night! ...

Night ascent. Royal Standard Tavern, pleasure grounds & tea gardens .....

Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at night by Richard Gypson from the Royal Standard Tavern, England, on June 3, 1839. In addition, "Mr. Blanchard, a descendant of the celebrated Mons. Blanchar... more

Prodige de la chimie / Maurisset, del. et sculp., 1839.

Prodige de la chimie / Maurisset, del. et sculp., 1839.

French cartoon shows a long line of people, with more arriving by stagecoach and railroad, at a medicine show where a quack with a lion's head, the "Prodige de la chimie," is marketing his hair tonic "De pommad... more

By permission and under the patronage of the worshipful the mayor ... Mr. Gypson, will make his 26th ascent, and first from Daventry on Monday, August 31st, 1840 ... with his magnificent silk balloon

By permission and under the patronage of the worshipful the mayor ... ...

Broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Richard Gypson from the Gas Works, Daventry, England, 1840. Includes a picture of a balloon in flight. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Locomotion atmospherique, système d'Helle, ingénieur-mécanicien

Locomotion atmospherique, système d'Helle, ingénieur-mécanicien

Broadside announcing a navigable balloon design invented by M. d'Helle. Includes a picture of d'Helle's propeller-powered balloon. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Le pilote

Le pilote

Print shows two men standing in basket of balloon, "Le Pilote". Title from item. Tissandier collection.

La daguerreotypomanie / Maurisset.

La daguerreotypomanie / Maurisset.

French cartoon about the rush to try photography after Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre revealed his process in 1839. Print shows long lines of people waiting to be photographed and others eager to support the craz... more

Greens grosser Luftballon im Lande der Antipoden / Cajetan, delt. ; J.W. Zinke, sc.

Greens grosser Luftballon im Lande der Antipoden / Cajetan, delt. ; J....

Austrian print satirizes the intended trans-Atlantic balloon voyage of Charles Green by showing his arrival among the Maori in the Antipodes Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Title from item. From series: Satyrisch... more

Trente jours de plaisirs. 1000 fr. de plaisirs pour 15 fr. Pour 50 centimes par jour, on pourra, pendant un mois, aller chaque jour a des théatres, bals, concerts, cirques, arènes, etc. / Mainster.

Trente jours de plaisirs. 1000 fr. de plaisirs pour 15 fr. Pour 50 cen...

Advertisement for a monthly subscription to theatrical productions, balls, concerts, the circus, and other entertainments, probably at venues in and around Paris. Text appears within an outline of a balloon asc... more

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Juvenile fete, next Wednesday, 21st ...

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Juvenile fete, next Wednesday, 21st ...

Text-only broadside announcing a festival at Vauxhall Gardens, London, England, 1841?. Includes a list of the events and scheduled performances, including the release of the balloon "Fat Boy." "A great personag... more

Francesco Arban di Lione

Francesco Arban di Lione

Head-and-shoulders portrait of French balloonist, Francesco Arban, commemorating his twelfth flight. Includes items related to his work: a gas bag and netting, a telescope, barrels of gas, and a balloon ascendi... more

Francesco Arban di Lione areonauta espertissimo esegui il suo dodicesimo volo in Roma il di 14 aprile dell' Anno 1846 ... / Spinetti dis. ; lit. Santarelli.

Francesco Arban di Lione areonauta espertissimo esegui il suo dodicesi...

Print shows the balloon of Francesco Arban ascending above a map of Rome and its environs, showing the route of his balloon voyage from Villa Borghese, Rome, to Acqua Martina near Riete, April 14, 1846. (Source... more

[Portraits of three balloonists Ippolito Caffi, Francesco Arban, and G. Seiffard, with a small view of them in an ascending balloon]

[Portraits of three balloonists Ippolito Caffi, Francesco Arban, and G...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Nouveau système de locomotion aérienne du Docteur Van Hecke / dessine et gravé par [ Ch de Ck? ].

Nouveau système de locomotion aérienne du Docteur Van Hecke / dessine ...

Design drawing for system of harnessing several balloons in descending size to provide the lift to transport various weights of people and mail, proposed by Dr. Van Hecke of Brussels. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC... more

Rotundo [i.e. Rotunda] Gardens. Mr. Hampton's grand 77th ascent with his new royal Irish national balloon, Erin-Go-Bragh the first ascent this season, will take place on Easter Monday, 24th April, 1848.

Rotundo [i.e. Rotunda] Gardens. Mr. Hampton's grand 77th ascent with h...

Broadside announcing an ascension and parachute jump from the Rotunda Gardens, Dublin, Ireland, by balloonist John Hampton. Includes a picture of his balloon "Erin-Go-Bragh." Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Les rois s'en vont-- bon voyage! / dessiné par Monta.

Les rois s'en vont-- bon voyage! / dessiné par Monta.

French cartoon about kings departing for the moon, possibly in reference to the end of monarchy in Europe. Print shows several balloons labeled "Service du roi" from Spain, Prussia, Denmark, Naples, etc., landi... more

Le diamant de bluze est une nouvelle découverte qui vient de jeter une véritable panique dans le commerce des vrais diamants ...

Le diamant de bluze est une nouvelle découverte qui vient de jeter une...

Advertisement for a Paris jewelry store depicting a man sitting in a ring tied to a balloon labeled "Palais des diamants." Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Model of a statue dedicated to French balloonists, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier, featuring a double profile portrait from a gold medal designed by Houdon and an inflated balloon] / H. Thiriat, sc.

[Model of a statue dedicated to French balloonists, Joseph and Etienne...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Ils montaient, ils montaient toujours

Ils montaient, ils montaient toujours

French political cartoon shows a greedy Louis Napoleon trying to climb higher by hanging onto the ropes of a balloon, topped with a crown. The basket breaks free spilling bags of money, and a woman and a child ... more

Wien aus dem Luftballon gesehen - von Südwesten

Wien aus dem Luftballon gesehen - von Südwesten

beiliegend ein Blatt mit Umrissen der Gebäude darauf die Zahlenlegende

La Quatorzieme Expérience aerostatique de M. Blanchard accompagné du Chevalier Lepinard, faite à Lille en Flandre, le 26 Août 1785

La Quatorzieme Expérience aerostatique de M. Blanchard accompagné du C...

Widmung: Dediée à Messieurs les Magistrats, de la Ville de Lille en Flandre

L'arriveé

L'arriveé

Drawing shows the descent of a balloon with a parachutist below and balloonist in basket controlling descent. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Espérons que ce ballon d'essai ne deviendra pas un ballon captif / A. Danjay.

Espérons que ce ballon d'essai ne deviendra pas un ballon captif / A. ...

Cartoon shows a hot air balloon labeled "Suffrage Universel" with wings floating above the Pyrenees and headed toward a sign labeled "Espagne". Title from item. Illus. from: Actualités, no. 248. Tissandier collection.

The great pictorial romance of the age, or, steam ship commodores & United States mail contractors

The great pictorial romance of the age, or, steam ship commodores & Un...

American political cartoon about the awarding of United States mail contracts. Print shows steamships (two shaped like rocking horses) and a balloon labeled "California mail balloon via Nicaragua," with discuss... more

Kermesse au jardin des plantes (8 septembre) / A. J. Lallemand, sculpt.

Kermesse au jardin des plantes (8 septembre) / A. J. Lallemand, sculpt...

Print shows a woman in the basket of an inflated balloon on the ground at right ready for ascent and a crowd in the foreground gathered to celebrate a September fair in the Royal Gardens, Paris, France. Title f... more

Cremorne Gardens ... Grand Victoria fete in honour of the Inauguration of the Exhibition of All Nations, by Her Majesty, on Thursday, May 1st, 1851 ...

Cremorne Gardens ... Grand Victoria fete in honour of the Inauguration...

Broadside announcing an inaugural festival for the Exhibition of All Nations, London, England, 1851. Includes a picture of the balloon "Erin-go-Bragh" to publicize an ascent by balloonist John Hampton during th... more

Histoire des ballons, et des diverses ascensions qui ont eu lieu jusqu'à ce jour

Histoire des ballons, et des diverses ascensions qui ont eu lieu jusqu...

Broadside depicts two airship designs conceived by Ernst (Ernest) Pétin, incorporating four spherical balloons propelled by manually operated helical screws attached to a large flat surface, the lower part prov... more

Domitor / H. Franco̧is.

Domitor / H. Franco̧is.

Print shows Taillepied de La Garenne's proposed system of aerial navigation consisting of a balloon with a double parachute on a single axis capable of transporting six persons; parachutes open on an axis exten... more

Appareil propre à la direction des aerostats plans annèxes à la demande d'un brevet pour une durée de 15 ans / / apprové à [...] Sourbieu & Pre. Pradel, 1852 septembre 9.

Appareil propre à la direction des aerostats plans annèxes à la demand...

Patent drawing submitted by Sourbieu & Pradel shows two views of an apparatus for steering or controlling the direction of balloons by hand-cranking a series of four rotating sails. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC s... more

Domitor / H. Franco̧is.

Domitor / H. Franco̧is.

Print shows Taillepied de La Garenne's proposed system of aerial navigation consisting of a balloon with a double parachute on a single axis capable of transporting six persons; parachutes in open position exte... more

Aèrostat système Vaussin Chardanne (brevetè). Moyens simples et peu couteuse pour faire descendre et remonter à volanté un ballon dans lʹair sans perté de gaz et de lest, sans crainté l'accidents / / Villenueve St. Georges (Seine et Oise), le novembre 1853, Vaussin Chardanne.

Aèrostat système Vaussin Chardanne (brevetè). Moyens simples et peu co...

Patent design drawing for a safe system to regulate the altitude of a balloon while preserving gas and ballast. Includes 9 detail views, cross section, elevation, and identification key. Title from item. Tissan... more

Aèrostat système Vaussin Chardanne (brevetè). moyens simples et peu couteuse pour faire descendre et remonter à volanté un ballon dans lʹair sans perté le gaz et le leste / / Villeneuve St. Georges (Seine et Oise), le dix octobre mil [...] cinquante trois, Vaussin-Chardanne.

Aèrostat système Vaussin Chardanne (brevetè). moyens simples et peu co...

Patent design drawing for a system to regulate the altitude of a balloon while preserving gas and ballast. Features a cross section, scaled detail drawings of component parts and an identification key. Title fr... more

Le ballon de cuivre, qui doit incessamment s'élever dans les airs est visible en ce moment dans les ateliers de construction, Impasse du Maine, no. 10, près le chemin de fer de la Rive gauche ...

Le ballon de cuivre, qui doit incessamment s'élever dans les airs est ...

Text-only broadside announcing the public viewing of a copper balloon, at Impasse du Maine, Paris.

Voiles mobile. Systém Ate. Lanteigne menuisier / [...]  Mo[...], '58.

Voiles mobile. Systém Ate. Lanteigne menuisier / [...] Mo[...], '58.

Design drawings for a system of airship navigation proposed by Aug. Lanteigne, utilizing a series of 16 balloons on a single keel. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, Library staff, 1981-82). Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Ballon de cuivre. Ateliers de construction, impasse du Maine, no. 10, près le chemin de fer de la rive gauche. Tous les jours de 9 heures a 6 heures ...

Ballon de cuivre. Ateliers de construction, impasse du Maine, no. 10, ...

Admission ticket to an exhibition of a copper balloon in Paris in the late 1850s. Title from item. Text continues: "Cette machine aérostatique, de forme sphérique, de 10 mètres de diamètre, complètement en cuiv... more

Fairmount

Fairmount

Print shows activities along the Schuylkill River with the Fairmount Water Works in the background on the left and a distant view, on the right, of a suspension bridge spanning the Schuylkill River in Philadelp... more

Mr. La Mountain's aerial voyage - the descent of the balloon

Mr. La Mountain's aerial voyage - the descent of the balloon

John La Moutnain's balloon voyage with John Wise and Gager from St. Louis to Rochester, 1859.

Professor [Thaddeus S.C.] Lowe's mammoth balloon, CITY OF NEW YORK, as she will apepar when fully inflated

Professor [Thaddeus S.C.] Lowe's mammoth balloon, CITY OF NEW YORK, as...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (1859 Nov. 19). Another copy may be in the Landauer Collection, container 33 (A size). Reference copy may be in LOT 4700. This record contains unverified, old da... more

L'Espérance en traversant l'espace vous portera mes plus douces pensées et mes meilleurs voeux

L'Espérance en traversant l'espace vous portera mes plus douces pensée...

Collecting card shows balloon "L'Espérance" flying over a landscape with two birds carrying a flower and a letter as passengers. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Aventures de Bavolet

Aventures de Bavolet

French adventure comic shows Bavolet, a sailor, traveling by balloon to an unknown country ("Inconnu") where the animals behave like humans. A pair of rabbits seems friendly, then the female tries to stab him, ... more

L'Aigle et la Colombe

L'Aigle et la Colombe

Card shows boy wearing a crown sitting outside with a girl in a white dress. A balloon flies in the distance. Title from item. Text below title: Notre aigle donc, lassè des cieux. Descend sur un rocher, près de... more

Ballon Godard / H.L.

Ballon Godard / H.L.

Collecting card shows an ascending balloon with one person on board.