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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... more

James I, King of Great Britain, France, & Ireland, &c / M. Vdr. Gucht fecit.

James I, King of Great Britain, France, & Ireland, &c / M. Vdr. Gucht ...

James I, head-and shoulders portrait, facing right, in oval.

[Paris receiving the golden apple from Hermes]

[Paris receiving the golden apple from Hermes]

The subject of this drawing is Hermes handing the golden apple of the Hesperides to Paris, who is to judge the greatest beauty among the goddesses Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera. In return for judging Aphrodite t... more

Assis, au près du toy ... à ton Art divin! / A. Watteau pinxit. ; Tardieu sculp. ; a Paris avec privillege du roy.

Assis, au près du toy ... à ton Art divin! / A. Watteau pinxit. ; Tard...

Antoine Watteau and Nicolas Tardieu in a park, one painting a picture of a statue of nude woman, the other playing a stringed instrument; and poem to Watteau below image.

Henri IV. délibére sur son futur mariage / Rubens, pinxit ; I.M. Nattier, delineavit ; I. Audran, scupsit.

Henri IV. délibére sur son futur mariage / Rubens, pinxit ; I.M. Natti...

Allegorical scene showing Henry IV, King of France (1533-1610), looking at portrait of his bride-to-be, surrounded by mythological characters.

La battaille de Hoechstedt remporte par le hauté Alliez sur les Francois et Bavarois le 13 Aout 1704

La battaille de Hoechstedt remporte par le hauté Alliez sur les Franco...

Hand colored birds-eye view print shows view of the battlefield near the city of Höchstädt, Germany on August 13, 1704 when troops from the Austrian imperial army and its allies fought and won against combined ... more

De ridder der Louisen doende de revu over zyne troupen / Schwalbach by Fredrich Goldsmit in de gekroonde Balans.

De ridder der Louisen doende de revu over zyne troupen / Schwalbach by...

Print shows, on the left, Louis, the Duke of Burgundy, identified as Louis Le Petit, sitting at a table outside a tent. In his right hand, he appears to be holding a Louis d'Or coin, and with his left hand he h... more

Louis d'Or au soleil

Louis d'Or au soleil

Print shows Louis XIV sitting next to a table, head resting on his left elbow which rests on his left knee; he is asleep, though his right hand rests on money bags lying on the table with some loose coins. He w... more

Louis d'Or

Louis d'Or

Print shows Louis XIV sitting at a table, resting on his left elbow. He appears to be asleep, but may be reading a letter, "Mon Cousin...recompense de Ure service ...", lying on the table with two money bags an... more

Der Alliirten Schiff flotte

Der Alliirten Schiff flotte

Print shows a birds-eye view of ships in the harbor of Toulon, France during the battle of Toulon in 1707. Title from caption at bottom of print. Reference copy in LOT 4601, no. 233A. Illustration in: Hauslab A... more

Lille oder Ryssel, Statt und Citadell Io. Stridbeck Iun, fec. et excudit cum Gratias et Privil Sac. Cas. Majest

Lille oder Ryssel, Statt und Citadell Io. Stridbeck Iun, fec. et excud...

Print shows map of Lille, France with an outline of the walled city and fortress with surrounding farm lands and outer surrounding defenses. Locations of troops indicated on print numbered 1-86 and A-M. Scale i... more

Das belägerte Ryssel nach der Ordnung derer Anfälle und dem Stand der Regimenter inner denen Circumvallations-Linien der Boll gebe baldfolgenden Eroberung vorläufig beschrieben den 16. Octobr. 1708

Das belägerte Ryssel nach der Ordnung derer Anfälle und dem Stand der ...

Engraving shows plan of the fortress city of Lille, France during the siege of the city in 1708 surrounded by regiments identified numerically in the print (1-85) Also includes list of locations of canons, batt... more

[Etats-Unie: Partie septentrionale].

[Etats-Unie: Partie septentrionale].

Scale ca. 1:2,200,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Title from manuscript label on verso as originally mounted. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Shows northern U.S. and Great Lakes region o... more

Plan de la Ville et de la Citadelle de Lille, assiegée l'année passée par les Alliéz avec toutes leurs Fortifications, les lignes de Circonvalation, les Approches, les Batteries et le nom de chaque Regiment : le tout designé au naturel, par un fameux Ingenieur. M DCC VIII. Ios. Frid. Leopold fecit et excudit

Plan de la Ville et de la Citadelle de Lille, assiegée l'année passée ...

Partially hand colored engraving presents five images. The largest image shows a plan of the fortified city of Lille, France surrounded by formations of troops during the siege in 1708. Descriptive text in inse... more

[Paris and Oenone]

[Paris and Oenone]

Inscribed in ink on the tree: "ENONE." Van Dijsel (or Van Duyselen) Collection. Title, date, subject, and physical description devised by Diane de Grazia, 2014. Acquisition source unknown. Jacob de Wit's art wa... more

Jacobus Benignus Bossuet, Episcopus / Hyacinthus Rigaud pinxt. ; Petrus Drevet sculpsit.

Jacobus Benignus Bossuet, Episcopus / Hyacinthus Rigaud pinxt. ; Petru...

Jacques Bénigne Bossuet, French Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Meaux, pulpit orator, full-length portrait, standing holding book on table. Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection. Didot, 12 (4th state). LeBlanc, ... more

[Lion-headed serpent devouring its eagle-headed tail entwined about faces representing an alchemical combination of mercury and sulfer, an emblem of the unity of all matter]

[Lion-headed serpent devouring its eagle-headed tail entwined about fa...

Illus. and text in: Deutsches theatrum chemicum / Friedrich Roth-Scholtz. 3 vols. Nurnberg : Bey A.J. Felsseckern, 1728-1732. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Librar... more

Adrienne Le Couvreur / peint par Ch. Coypel, gravé par P. Drevet.

Adrienne Le Couvreur / peint par Ch. Coypel, gravé par P. Drevet.

French actress, portrayed in the role of Cornelia, half-length portrait holding jar. 3rd state.

The solemnization of the marriage between Louis XIV, King of France, and Marie-Thérèse of Austria, daughter of Philip IV, King of Spain, in 1660

The solemnization of the marriage between Louis XIV, King of France, a...

Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection. LeBlanc, no. 99.

The Contrast a French prisoner in England, an English prisoner in France.

The Contrast a French prisoner in England, an English prisoner in Fran...

Political cartoon showing French prisoner in England seated at table with plum pudding and woman serving him a large beef roast; in France a skinny English prisoner looks with disgust at food being served to hi... more

Decoration du Bal Masqué donné par le roy ... / C.N. Cochin filius delineavit. ; C.N. Cochin Pater sculp.

Decoration du Bal Masqué donné par le roy ... / C.N. Cochin filius del...

Decorations at the masked ball given by King Louis XV of France in February 1745, on the occasion of the marriage of his son, the Dauphin, to Marie Therese of Spain; also visible, ballroom interior and numerous... more

Le jeu des echecs C.D. Moor pinxit ; Lépicié sculpsit 1746

Le jeu des echecs C.D. Moor pinxit ; Lépicié sculpsit 1746

Print showing a game of chess, observed by a man with a glass of wine, and a young man surprised to realize his opponent is about to checkmate. Tiré du Cabinet de M. de Julienne, Ecuyer, Chevalier de l'Ordre de... more

La Veuve et son Curé Dedieé à Messieurs les Curés qui portent la paix et la concorde dans les familles / / Peint par J.B. Greuze ... ; Gravé par J.C. Levasseur.

La Veuve et son Curé Dedieé à Messieurs les Curés qui portent la paix ...

The widow and her curé. Marsh collection. LeBlanc 60. Heller 11. Béraldi 11.

Vuë de la place capitale a Quebeck. Prospect des haupt plazes der untern Stadt zu Quebec Vuë de la place capitale dans la Ville basse a Quebec / / gravé par Francois Xav. Habermann.

Vuë de la place capitale a Quebeck. Prospect des haupt plazes der unte...

Print shows street view with soldiers marching, and pedestrians in Québec; an idealized view depicting Québec as a typical European city. Title from item (as characteristic of optical prints, title is printed i... more

[Engraving from Diderot, Encyclopédie, v. 1, pl. 58, Economie rustique, Charbon de Bois]

[Engraving from Diderot, Encyclopédie, v. 1, pl. 58, Economie rustique...

Illus. in: Diderot. Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, v. 1, pl. 58. Livourne, 1770-1775. Reference copy may be in LOT 4434B. This record contains unverified, old dat... more

Vuë de la basse ville a Quebeck. Prospect von der untern stadt in Quebec gegen St. Laurenz fluss Vuë de la basse ville a Quebec vers le fleuve St. Laurent / / gravé par Francois Xav. Habermann.

Vuë de la basse ville a Quebeck. Prospect von der untern stadt in Queb...

Print shows the harbor at Québec, one ship at anchor, men working loading or unloading a boat, and merchandise on shore; an idealized view depicting Québec as a typical European city. Title from item (as charac... more

Vue de la basse ville à Québec vers le fleuve St. Laurent / gravé par François Xav. Habermann.

Vue de la basse ville à Québec vers le fleuve St. Laurent / gravé par ...

Print shows the harbor at Québec, one ship at anchor, men working loading or unloading a boat, and merchandise on shore; an idealized view depicting Québec as a typical European city. Title from item. Published... more

Fontenelle / gravé sur acier par Hopwood.

Fontenelle / gravé sur acier par Hopwood.

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, half-length portrait, facing front, in rectangular frame.

Girl reading a letter dessiné par J.B. Huet peintre du Roi par son très humble et très obéissant serviteur Demarteau

Girl reading a letter dessiné par J.B. Huet peintre du Roi par son trè...

Print shows a young girl, half-length portrait, in right profile, reading a letter; in a framed medallion with leafy boughs at top. Title devised by Library staff. Printed at bottom: Dédié a Me. Huet. Printed o... more

Destaing. Shewing how he cut the English mens head off

Destaing. Shewing how he cut the English mens head off

Charles Henri Estaing holding cat by tail in one hand and sword in another.

Wide o'er the ocean while Britannia reigns / Bonnor, del. et sculp.

Wide o'er the ocean while Britannia reigns / Bonnor, del. et sculp.

Print shows a Roman soldier guiding Britannia, with key in hand, to a temple, the crests of France and Spain lie on the ground before her, and at her side a cherub carries her shield and lance. Title from item.... more

Cabinet d'un peintre / gravé par D. Chodowiecki à Berlin.

Cabinet d'un peintre / gravé par D. Chodowiecki à Berlin.

Image of an artist working at a small table while looking at a woman and group of children at another table in the room. Title from item. Dedié à Madame Marie Henriette Ayrer, veuve de ... Daniel Chodowiecki. D... more

Jerome de La Lande, de l'Aca. rle. des sciences de Paris, de celles de Londres, de Berlin, de Petersb., &c. Né ... 1732 / A. Pujas, [i.e. Pujos] del., 1773 ; B. Vlam, excudit ; C.F. Fritschius, sculp.

Jerome de La Lande, de l'Aca. rle. des sciences de Paris, de celles de...

Half-length portrait of French astronomer Joseph Jérôme Lalande.

Claudius de Saint Simon, Episcopus Princeps Metensis par Franciae / peint par Hyathe. Rigaud ; gravé par J. Daullé.

Claudius de Saint Simon, Episcopus Princeps Metensis par Franciae / pe...

Saint-Simon, full-length portrait, facing left, seated holding book.

Charles Gravier comte de Vergennes - conseiller d'Etat ordinaire, ministre et secretaire d'Etat et chef du conseil royal des finances / Callet pinxt ; Vangelisti sculp.

Charles Gravier comte de Vergennes - conseiller d'Etat ordinaire, mini...

Print shows Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, seated at ornately carved desk featuring portrait of Louis XVI. Includes armorial shield below portrait. Ti... more

[Star map with constellations of Andromeda, Perseus, and Triangulum]

[Star map with constellations of Andromeda, Perseus, and Triangulum]

Illus. in: Atlas celeste de Flamsteed / John Flamsteed. 2nd ed. Paris : Chez F.G. Deschamps et chez l'auteur, 1776. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congr... more

Antoine de Parcieux, des Academies royales des sciences de France, de Suéde et de Prusse, et Censeur royal. Né au Clôtet de Cessouae le vieua, Dioceze d'Uzès, le 26 octobre 1703, et mort à Paris, aux Galleries du Louvre, le 2 septembre 1768 / / C.N. Cochin, del. ; B.A. Nicollet, sculp., 1777.

Antoine de Parcieux, des Academies royales des sciences de France, de ...

Bust-length profile portrait of French mathematician Antoine de Parcieux. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

The Englishman in Paris

The Englishman in Paris

Print shows an Englishman, only recently arrived, still wearing his hat, standing just inside the entrance of the home of a Frenchman at dinner time. He is eating the goose which he has taken off the serving pl... more

George the IIId, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland / Pollard sculpt.

George the IIId, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland / Pollard s...

Print shows King George III, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile, wearing armor and a laurel wreath; in oval. Title from item. Engraved for Murray's History of the American War. Illus. in: An impartial h... more

Rocher volcanique de Saint-Michel au Puy en Velay / Veyrene, del. ; C. Fessard, scul.

Rocher volcanique de Saint-Michel au Puy en Velay / Veyrene, del. ; C....

Volcanic hill with church of Saint-Michel in Velay, France. Illus. in: Recherches sur les volcans eteints du Vivarais et du Velay / Barthelemy Faujas de Saint-Fond. Grenoble : J. Cuchet, 1778, pl. 15. Published... more

Carte de l'entrée de la rivière d'Hudson, dépuis Sandy-Hook jusques à New-York avec les bancs, sondes, marques de navigation &c.

Carte de l'entrée de la rivière d'Hudson, dépuis Sandy-Hook jusques à ...

Scale ca. 1:70,000. Depths shown by soundings. Relief shown by land form drawings. "339." Includes "Avertissement." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1229 Available also through the Library of Congress Web s... more

Le Destin molestant les Anglois

Le Destin molestant les Anglois

Print shows the Comte d'Estaing presenting a palm frond to America, a Native wearing feathered headdress and skirt and holding a staff topped with a liberty cap and who is seated on a throne of bales and barrel... more

The present state of Great Britain / J. Phillips fecit.

The present state of Great Britain / J. Phillips fecit.

Print shows a man representing Great Britain, half-asleep, holding a staff topped with a liberty cap which a Native, representing America, is attempting to remove; a Dutchman on his knees before Great Britain i... more

Les Anglois molestes et chatiees

Les Anglois molestes et chatiees

Print shows 1. a beaming sun with fleur-de-lis shining on 2. a man who resembles George Washington, wearing military uniform and hat labeled "Congress" and "Washington," holding a raised lash in his right hand ... more

Mr. Blanchard, lʹaréonaute / desine dʹapres nature par Mr. Bolomey ; et grave par Mlle. Evans ; s. la direc. de M. d'Sallieth.

Mr. Blanchard, lʹaréonaute / desine dʹapres nature par Mr. Bolomey ; e...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of French balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard. Includes image of Blanchard's balloon demonstrating his experiments with balloon navigation. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Vue du Chateau de Vincennes sous Charles V Ransonette, graveur ordinaire de Monfieur

Vue du Chateau de Vincennes sous Charles V Ransonette, graveur ordinai...

In album: "Principles of Perspective". Album not signed; attribution based on inscription inside cover "Indentified as belonging to Charles Bulfinch, & in his handwriting. Ellen L. Bulfinch, Nov. 13, 1894." Fro... more

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. - one of the American plenipotentiaries at the Court of France / Pollard sculp.

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. - one of the American plenipotentiarie...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, without spectacles, wearing fur cap, in oval. Title from item. After a portrait by Cochin. Illus. in: An impartial history of the present... more

François Blanchard / Bollinger, sc.

François Blanchard / Bollinger, sc.

Half-length profile portrait of French balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Mr. Blanchard, citoyen de Calais et de plusieurs autres villes, par adoption pensionaire de S.M.T.C. et de plusieurs accademies [sic] / H. Hessell ; C.W. Bock.

Mr. Blanchard, citoyen de Calais et de plusieurs autres villes, par ad...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist, Jean-Pierre Blanchard. Title from item. Tissandier collection

Machine sûre & commode pour tirer des silhouettes R. Schellenberg del. & sc

Machine sûre & commode pour tirer des silhouettes R. Schellenberg del....

Print shows a woman sitting on a device on which her shadow is projected by candle flame and with a man tracing her shadow on paper on the opposite side of the device. Includes lengthy statement below image. Ti... more

Mr. Blanchard, citoyen de Calais, pensionaire de S.M.T.C. et correspondent des plusieurs accademies [sic] / A.W. Küffner, del. et sc.

Mr. Blanchard, citoyen de Calais, pensionaire de S.M.T.C. et correspon...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of French balloonist, Jean-Pierre Blanchard. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Le Général Washington ne quid detrimenti capiat res publica - gravé d'après le tableau original appartenant a Mr. Marquis de la Fayette peint par L. Le Paon peintre de bataille de S.A.S. Mgr. le Prince de Condé ; gravé par N. le Mire des Academies Imperiales et Royales et de celle des Sciences et Arts de Rouen

Le Général Washington ne quid detrimenti capiat res publica - gravé d'...

Print shows George Washington, full-length portrait, standing outside tent, wearing military uniform, holding the Declaration of Independence and the treaty of alliance with France in front of tent, at his feet... more

Etienne et Joseph Montgolfier, freres. Nés à Annonay en Vivaraes [i.e. Vivarais], inventeurs en Société du globe ae̋rostatique / gravé p. Thoenert.

Etienne et Joseph Montgolfier, freres. Nés à Annonay en Vivaraes [i.e....

Bust-length double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French ballonists; after the gold medal designed by Houdon. Two images below portrait show "Projet d'un Monument a elever a Mr. Charles" in Paris... more

M. Pilatre de Rozier, navigateur ae̋rien / dessiné p. Goulet ; gravé p. Thoenert.

M. Pilatre de Rozier, navigateur ae̋rien / dessiné p. Goulet ; gravé p...

Bust-length profile portrait of French balloonist Pilatre de Rozier. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Benjamin Franklin, né à Boston le 17 janvier 1706 - eripuit cœlo fulmen sceptrum que tyrannis / peint par Madame Filleul ; gravé par Cahtelin, Graveur du Roi.

Benjamin Franklin, né à Boston le 17 janvier 1706 - eripuit cœlo fulme...

Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, seated at table, facing front; map and his spectacles are on the table.

By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of punishing state criminals

By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of puni...

Print shows Britannia drawn and quartered at a crossroad by ropes attached to three horses, one labeled "Tyranny" racing down the road "to America", another labeled "Venality" racing down the road "to Spain", a... more

Quand l'hymen dort, l'amour veille Challe pinx ; Maucler sculp

Quand l'hymen dort, l'amour veille Challe pinx ; Maucler sculp

Print shows a young woman, with her husband asleep at her side, sitting in a garden courtyard, slipping a love note into the quiver of a statue of Cupid, intended for her young lover who is peeking around a tre... more

N.J. Conté. Obrist der Infanterie, Mitglied des Aegyptischen Instituts, geb. zu St. Cnery im Orne Departement den 4ten Aug. 1755, gest. den 6ten Decbr., 1805 zu Paris / A. Burch[...].

N.J. Conté. Obrist der Infanterie, Mitglied des Aegyptischen Instituts...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Nicolas Conté, who experimented with the use of hydrogen for balloons. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. - ambassador from the Congress of America to the Court of France / J. Norman sc.

B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. - ambassador from the Congress of America t...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in oval. Title from item. After the medal by the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres in 1778. Illus. in: An impartial history of the war in ... more

Jack England fighting the four confederates

Jack England fighting the four confederates

Print shows a British sailor about to fight the "four confederates" America as "Yanky Doodle" (represented by a Native man wearing feathered headdress and skirt) lying on the ground moaning, "This fall has hurt... more

The Battle at La Hogue / painted by B. West, historical painter to His Majesty ; engraved by W. Woollett, engraver to His Majesty.

The Battle at La Hogue / painted by B. West, historical painter to His...

Print shows engagement of British, Dutch, and French fleets in the battle at La Hogue (Barfleur, France), in the English Channel, with close combat in row boats in the foreground. Title from item. At head of ti... more

The state nurses

The state nurses

Print shows the Earl of Mansfield, seated, and the Earl of Sandwich keeping watch over the British lion asleep in a cradle around which are four barking dogs labeled "Holland", "America" who is urinating on a p... more

Utilité particuliére, du vaisseau volant Divers utilités, du vaisseau volant.

Utilité particuliére, du vaisseau volant Divers utilités, du vaisseau ...

Two songs illustrated with humorous pictures of men using flying machines for various purposes. The left panel shows a man fleeing from his creditors, while the four vignettes to the right depict a clergyman, a... more

The bull over-drove, or, The drivers in danger

The bull over-drove, or, The drivers in danger

Print shows a bull trampling the prostrate body of Lord Sandwich, lead driver, and kicking toward Lord North and George Germain, the "drivers in danger." The bull is charging toward three men, representing Fran... more

Premiere assemblée du congrès / dessiné par le Barbier Peintre du Roi ; gravé par Godefroy de l'Academie Imple. et Royale de Vienne &c.

Premiere assemblée du congrès / dessiné par le Barbier Peintre du Roi ...

Print shows session of the First Continental Congress, September 1774, in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Title from item. Illus. in: Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains, ...... more

Francis I, King of Fran[ce] / Titian, pixt ; J. Heath, sculpt.

Francis I, King of Fran[ce] / Titian, pixt ; J. Heath, sculpt.

Portrait print showing Francis I, King of France. Bust portrait, right profile in oval flanked by two knights in armor. The knight on the left, representing France, with a shield bearing the fleur-de-lis, has t... more

The British lion engaging four powers

The British lion engaging four powers

Print shows a lion confronting a spaniel, representing Spain, a fighting cock, representing France, a rattlesnake, representing America, and a pug dog, representing Holland. Title from item. Catalogue of prints... more

The royal hunt, or a prospect of the year 1782 / South Briton fecit ; North Briton invt.

The royal hunt, or a prospect of the year 1782 / South Briton fecit ; ...

Print shows Lord Sandwich playing a fiddle, sitting between two courtesans, to the left, Lord North yawns while sitting on a sack, behind them are Rigby, Amherst, and Germain. To the right of this party is stan... more

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Experience du globe aerostatique du MM. Charles et Robert au Jardin de...

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (... more

La plaisanterie confondüe ou les intrépides voyageurs

La plaisanterie confondüe ou les intrépides voyageurs

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; spectators in foregrou... more

Éxperience du globe ae̋rostatique du MM. Charles et Robert, au Jardin des Thuileries le 1er decembre 1783

Éxperience du globe ae̋rostatique du MM. Charles et Robert, au Jardin ...

Print shows Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. (S... more

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est representé ici s'élevant pour la seconde fois au milieu de la Praïrie de Nesle, ou il venoit de descendre, accompagné de Mr. Robert ... / Desrais, del. ; Denis, sculp.

Globe aërostatique. Dédié à Monsieur Charles. Cette machine est repres...

Jacques Alexandre César Charles departs Nesle, France after the landing of the first hydrogen balloon flight from Paris on December 1, 1783. Marie-Nöel Robert (on the ground at left), who accompanied Charles o... more

Premier voyage aërien en présence de Mr. le Dauphin / dessine par le Ch. de Lorimier ; gravé par N. de Launay.

Premier voyage aërien en présence de Mr. le Dauphin / dessine par le C...

Print shows a Montgolfier-style balloon in flight over Paris, France. Remarque shows a balloon in flight surrounded by clouds.

[Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 1783]

[Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 17...

Design drawing shows two men in basket steering balloon by manipulation of a sail. A ladder connects the balloon to a parachute-style apparatus intended for safe descent where a third man handles the connection... more

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert faite a Paris dans le parterre du Jardin royal des Thuilleries le I. decembre 1783. Vue prise du Pont Royal / / Prevost fecit.

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert fait...

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; inset map shows locati... more

Experience de la machine areostatique

Experience de la machine areostatique

Vue d'optique shows the Montgolfier brothers' balloon, "The Globe," ascending from Champ de Mars, Paris, France, August 27, 1783. Caption (French): Experience de la machine aréostatique de Mrs. de Montgolfier d... more

The monument of Major André

The monument of Major André

Print shows a sarcophagus resting on a pedestal, on the top, Britannia weeping with the British lion, on the side, a tableau shows the capture of Major André. Title from item. Illus. in: The universal magazine ... more

Mrs. General Washington, bestowing thirteen stripes on Britania

Mrs. General Washington, bestowing thirteen stripes on Britania

Print shows George Washington wearing a dress about to whip Britannia with 13 lashes as three men representing Spain, France, and Holland urge him on. Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the Br... more

Ou présente à signer un procès verbal aux curés celui qui ligne a des lunettes

Ou présente à signer un procès verbal aux curés celui qui ligne a des ...

Drawing shows Professor J.A.C. Charles reascending in balloon from the Nesle plain, France, on December 1, 1783, where he had landed shortly before, accompanied by Marie Noel Robert in a two hour journey from P... more

L--d Shel--, begging Monsieur to make piss or p--e

L--d Shel--, begging Monsieur to make piss or p--e

Print shows Lord Shelburne holding a chamber pot up to a Frenchman, saying "Monsieur, be so obliging as to make piss with us." The Frenchman is kicking the pot, saying, "By the House of Bourbon, with the war we... more

Depart de MM. Charles & Robert, du Jardin des Tuilleries dans leur machine aërostatique, le 1er decembre 1783

Depart de MM. Charles & Robert, du Jardin des Tuilleries dans leur mac...

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight. "Sic itur ad astra" wr... more

Machine aérostatique de 70 pieds de hauteur sur 46 de diametre, qui s'est élevée à Paris, avec deux homme à la hauteur de 324 pieds le 19 oct. 1783

Machine aérostatique de 70 pieds de hauteur sur 46 de diametre, qui s'...

Illustration shows the ornate balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and Girond de Villete in a captive balloon ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (... more

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Exp[é]rience a[ë]rostatique faite Versailles le 19 sept. 1783

Vue d'optique shows the balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers ascending from the Palace of Versailles, France, before the royal family, September 19, 1783. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the only pa... more

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert faite a Paris dans le parterre du Jardin royal des Thuilleries le I. decembre 1783. Vue prise du Pont Royal.

Seconds voyageurs aëriens, ou expérience de MM. Charles et Robert fait...

Print shows the balloon of Jacques Alexandre César Charles and Marie-Noël Robert ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, December 1, 1783 in the first hydrogen balloon flight; inset map shows locati... more

Expérience du globe aërostatique du MM. les freres Robert au Jardin des Thuileries

Expérience du globe aërostatique du MM. les freres Robert au Jardin de...

Print shows Anne-Jean and Marie-Noël Robert riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from the Tuileries Garden, Paris, France, September 19, 1784, accompanied by Colin Hulin. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staf... more

Portrait d'après nature de quatre phisiciens celebres volants sans ballon

Portrait d'après nature de quatre phisiciens celebres volants sans bal...

French cartoon shows Abbé Miollan as a cat and Janinet with bag of money(?) over his shoulder beating a hasty retreat after the failure of their balloon ascension attempt on July 11, 1784 enraged the crowd of s... more

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 1784 au Luxembourg

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 178...

French cartoon ridicules the attempt of Abbé Miollan and Janinet to ascend in a hot air balloon by showing the balloon on fire and billowing smoke while being inflated on July 11, 1784 at the Luxembourg gardens... more

Dédiée a Monsieur Coustard de Massi, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de St. Louis, Lieutenant de Nosseigneurs les Maréchaux de France. Vue perspective du nouveau batiment de l'hopital des enfants trouvés de cette ville avec la demonstration de l'aerostat élevé dans le jardin de cette maison le 14 juin 1784.

Dédiée a Monsieur Coustard de Massi, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Mil...

Print shows "Le Suffren," the balloon of Anne-Pierre Coustard de Massy and R.P. Mouchet, ascending from Nantes, France. (Source: Le Temps des Ballons, www.perso.wanadoo.fr.)

Prise de Pensacola / dessiné par Lausan. Berteaux, aqua. ; gravé par N. Ponce, graveur de Mgr. Comte d'Artois.

Prise de Pensacola / dessiné par Lausan. Berteaux, aqua. ; gravé par N...

Print shows an explosion at a British magazine during the siege of Pensacola, killing or wounding many British soldiers. In the foreground, Spanish troops, possibly under the command of Bernardo de Gálvez, take... more

Dr. Franklin erhält, als Gesandter des Americanischen FreyStaats, seine erste Audienz in Frankreich, zu Versailles, am 20ten Märtz 1778 / D. Chodowiecki del. et sculp.

Dr. Franklin erhält, als Gesandter des Americanischen FreyStaats, sein...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin at the French court in Versailles, one of twelve scenes depicting the history of the American Revolution. Title from item. S. 121. [Plate] 8. Published in: The American Revolution ... more

Nouvelle forme de globe aërostatique. Au centre duquel est adapté pour point d'apui une machine aussi simple que facile à manœuvrer, pour avancer et se diriger dans les airs / / composé, dessiné, et gravé par le Sr. Mathieu, mecanitien.

Nouvelle forme de globe aërostatique. Au centre duquel est adapté pour...

Design drawing shows front and side elevations and plan of balloon with devices designed to facilitate navigation and maneuverability while in the air. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Prise de la Dominique / gravé par Godefroy de l'Academie Impl. et Royale de Vienne, &c

Prise de la Dominique / gravé par Godefroy de l'Academie Impl. et Roya...

Battle scene with French soldiers from frigates attacking on English garrison on Dominica, Windward Islands. Engraving by François Godefroy (1743?-1819). Illus. in: Recueil d'estampes representant les différent... more

La physique confond l'ignorance Dedié aux souscripteurs.

La physique confond l'ignorance Dedié aux souscripteurs.

French cartoon shows a woman (Physics personified) whipping the bare bottom of one man (possibly Janinet) while another (possibly Abbé Miollan), walks away pulling up his trousers. In the background, men are in... more

Précis du traité de paix, signé à Versailles le 3 Septembre 1783 N. Ponce, inv. et sculpsit

Précis du traité de paix, signé à Versailles le 3 Septembre 1783 N. Po...

Print shows eight battle scenes from the American Revolutionary War on oval medallions with ribbons identifying and dating the battles and two additional scenes as panels on the base supporting the medals and d... more

John Malcom / dessiné et gravé par F. Godefroy de l'Académie Imple. et Rle. de Vienne &c.

John Malcom / dessiné et gravé par F. Godefroy de l'Académie Imple. et...

Print shows John Malcolm, a customs officer, standing in a two-wheeled cart on a street crowded with onlookers as men prepare to tar and feather him. Title from item. Illus. in: Recueil d'estampes representant ... more

Cartes particulieres des concessions faites par l'Angleterre à la France et à l'Espagne par le Traité de 1783 Ponce délinéavit ; Dupuis scul

Cartes particulieres des concessions faites par l'Angleterre à la Fran...

Print shows four maps of territories captured by the French and Spanish during their wars with England at the time of the American Revolutionary War. Shown are "Floride Occidentale" and "Floride Orientale" and ... more

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