Examples of hot-air balloons and parachutes, 18th-19th century.

Gray & Son

 
Examples of hot-air balloons and parachutes, 18th-19th century.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Plate engraving by Gray and Son, posibly for an encyclopaedia, showing a number of early flying contraptions, including: Montgolfier's balloon, Garnerin's parachute (in ascending), Blanchard's ballloon, Lunardi's balloon, Charles and Robert's balloon, Garnerin's parachute (in descending), and the proces of inflating a balloon. Published by Blackie & Son in Glasgow, Scotland.

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