Flight of a Montgolfier balloon by Nicholas Delaunay

Flight of a Montgolfier balloon

Nicholas Delaunay

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Flight of a Montgolfier balloon

Nicholas Delaunay

View of a Montgolfier balloon being launched on a first flight at Versailles, France carrying a sheep, a rooster, and a duck. The balloon test lasted approximately eight minutes and was conducted before an audience that included Louis XVI, whose support for such experiments was being solicited. Frontispiece plate from the book Description des expÚriences de la machine aÚrostatiques de MM.de Montgolfier, by Faujas de Saint-Fond (Paris, 1783).

Original: engraving. 1783

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