Fine art print.Titled “La Minerve” Vaisseau Aerien destinemaux Decouvertes, 1803.The early success with balloon flight inspired designers to push the limits. One of the largest was proposed by a physicist named Robertson in 1804 and called The Minerva, “an aerial vessel destined for discoveries.” Ro..
Fine art print.Titled "Premier Voyage Aerien, 1783." Shows a landmark in human history - the first ever voyage into the air ! In France in 1783 the Montgolfier brothers flew a hot air balloon for the first time in history...
Fine art print.Shows a hot air balloon rising up over Oxford with the first flying Englishman. Titled "Ascent of James Sadler at Oxford in 1810.He “ascended into the atmosphere” from Christ Church meadow in Oxford, rose to about 1000m high in his flying contraption, flew for half an hour and landed ..
Fine art print.Titled "Ascension de Madame Blanchard au Champ-de-Mars, 1810."Sophie Blanchard (1778 – 1819) was a French aeronaut and the wife of ballooning pioneer Jean-Pierre Blanchard. She was the first female professional balloonist, making more than 60 ascents. Blanchard entertained Napoleon Bo..
Fine art print.Titled "Ascension de Margat sur son Cerf Aeronaute Coco, 1817." Shows an extraordinary hot air balloon carrying a man riding a stag! Perhaps an early publicity campaign to demonstrate flight safety?..
Fine art print.Features hot air balloons. Shows an aero station (a view from a balloon above the clouds), Blanchard's balloon and Versaille's balloon.Based on an engraving from 1802 by George Kearsley, which we have carefully restored and enhanced...
Fine art print.Titled "Modele du Ballon qui ete execute pour le Sacre de Napoleon en 1804". A.J Garnerin, a famous aeronaut, was commissioned to build an elaborate balloon to be released on the occasion of Napoleon's coronation. It was a fantastic affair with a great Imperial eagle suspended beneath..