Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard, French aeronaut, late 18th century.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard, French aeronaut, late 18th century.

Bolomey

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Engraving by Bolomey of Blanchard (1753-1809) who ascended by balloon from the Champ de Mars in Paris, remaining airborn for almost 2 hours on 2 March, 1784. Blanchard, one of the foremost balloonists of his time, was renowned for his ballooning exploits in Europe. On 7 January 1785 he and the American Dr John Jeffries became the first balloonists to cros the Channel between England and France. Later, on 9 January 1793, Blanchard made the first balloon flight in the USA. Blanchard also invented the parachute, but was killed during practice parachute jumps from a balloon. From the Penn Gaskell Collection at the Science Museum, London. Dimensions: 260.3mm x 355.6mm.
 

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