'The Fireworks Place at Prater', Vienna, Austria, c 1802.

'The Fireworks Place at Prater', Vienna, Austria, c 1802.
2 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm

Description

Coloured print showing a balloon and a very early parachute jump at Prater, a large park situated in the heart of Vienna in Austria. French aeronaut Andre Jacques Garnerin (1770-1825) made the first parachute flight from Monceau in France on 22 October 1797, repeating his performance in London, England on 21 September 1802. Dimensions: 108mm x 191mm.

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