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'Flight of the aeronaut Francesco Orlandi', 1839.

Angiolini & Co

'Flight of the aeronaut Francesco Orlandi', 1839.
3 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 30cm


Coloured lithograph by Angiolini & Co after an original design by G Meloni, showing Francesco Orlandi's ascent from the public gardens in Bologna, Italy in 1839. Orlandi's aerial creation consisted of a gas balloon above with an inverted conical hot-air balloon below. Dimensions: 483mm x 673mm.

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