Examples of hot-air balloons used in famous ascents, 18th-19th century.

Bell, A

 
Examples of hot-air balloons used in famous ascents, 18th-19th century.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Hand-coloured engraving by A Bell, posibly for an encyclopaedia, showing a number of early hot air balloons, including: Montgolfier's balloon, used in the ascent at Fauxbourg, St Antoine; Blanchard's 'Vaiseau Volant' balloon; Charles and Robert's balloon from their ascent at the Champ de Mars; the Montgolfier's Versailles balloon; and the Montgolfier's balloon used in the ascent at Fauxbourg, St Germain - all in France.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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