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Topic: tissandier collection

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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.

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.

François Blanchard / Bollinger, sc.

François Blanchard / Bollinger, sc.

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

Jos. de Montgolfier, chevalier de l'ordre de St. Michel, inventeur de l'art ae̋rostatique / Binet, del., ; Le Beau, sculp.

Jos. de Montgolfier, chevalier de l'ordre de St. Michel, inventeur de ...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist, Joseph Montgolfier. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

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.

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

A Etienne de Montgolfier, cooperateur et inventeur de l'art aérostatique / Binet, del., ; Le Beau, sculp.

A Etienne de Montgolfier, cooperateur et inventeur de l'art aérostatiq...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist, Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Nicolas Jacques Conté / Roehn, delt. ; Delaunay, sct.

Nicolas Jacques Conté / Roehn, delt. ; Delaunay, sct.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

[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

[Four scenes of men and women courting(?) while riding in balloons captioned with rebuses ]

[Four scenes of men and women courting(?) while riding in balloons cap...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

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

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

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

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

[Woman stands in the basket of a balloon holding flags]

[Woman stands in the basket of a balloon holding flags]

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

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

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

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

This ticket will admit one person into the [...] on the day of Mr. Lunardi's ascension, price three shillings

This ticket will admit one person into the [...] on the day of Mr. Lun...

Admission ticket to one of Vincent Lunardi early balloon ascensions, probably from London, England. Includes a picture of a balloon. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

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

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

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.

The English balloon and appendages in which Mr. Lunardi ascended into the atmosphere from the artillery ground, Sepr. 15, 1784

The English balloon and appendages in which Mr. Lunardi ascended into ...

Print shows the ascent of Vincent Lunardi from the Moorfields Artillery Grounds, London, September 15, 1784; Lunardi's first ascent and the first balloon ascent in England. He experimented with oars for navigat... more

Stephan und Joseph, Gebrüder Mongolfier [sic], geb. zu Annonay im Vivarais / DeLaunay, del. ; D. Berger, sculp., 1784.

Stephan und Joseph, Gebrüder Mongolfier [sic], geb. zu Annonay im Viva...

Bust-length double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French ballonists; after the gold medal designed by Houdon. Quotation from Ovid printed below portrait. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

All on fire, or the doctors disappointed, a view taken in Lord Foleys Garden, Sep. 29, 1784

All on fire, or the doctors disappointed, a view taken in Lord Foleys ...

Print shows second trial by Dr. John Sheldon, anatomist, to launch a balloon at Lord Foley's grounds in Portland Place, London, which resulted in the balloon's destruction by fire (Source: L.T.C. Rolt, The Aero... 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

Vincent Lunardi, Esqr., his dog & his cat

Vincent Lunardi, Esqr., his dog & his cat

Half-length portrait of Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi, shown with his pets and tribute verse below the image. Mounted with separate sheet "First ae̋rial voyage in England" and possibly Lunardi's signature.... more

Air-balloons / A. Bell, sculpt.

Air-balloons / A. Bell, sculpt.

Book illustration shows five early balloon ascensions in France: two Montgolfier balloons (Fauxbourg St. Antoine and St. Germain); a 1784 balloon of Jean-Pierre Blanchard; and a Charles and Robert balloon being... more

Experience aërostatique faite à Lyon; d'un ballon de cent pieds de diamètre le 10 [i.e. 19] janvier 1784, à midi 48 min[u]tes

Experience aërostatique faite à Lyon; d'un ballon de cent pieds de dia...

Print shows the balloon, "Le Flesselles" ascending over Lyon, France, on January 19, 1784, carrying seven passengers including Joseph Montgolfier and Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC ... more

Jean Pierre Blanchard

Jean Pierre Blanchard

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

Rival balloons

Rival balloons

British cartoon shows how on a windy day a woman's hat is blown off and takes flight like the balloon shown floating in the distance. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Etienne et Joseph Montgolfier freres. Nes à Annonay en Vivarais. Inventeures en Société un globe aérounatique

Etienne et Joseph Montgolfier freres. Nes à Annonay en Vivarais. Inven...

Bust-length double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French ballonists. After the gold medal designed by Houdon. Printed below portrait: verse and Se vende chez F.M. Will à Augsbourg. Title from ite... more

La quatorzieme expérience aerostatique de M. Blanchard accompagné du Chevalier Lepinard faite à Lille en Flandre, le 26 août 1785 Dediée à Messieurs les Magistrats de la ville de Lille en Flandre / / Peint par L. Watteau, professeur de l'Académie de Lille ; Gravé par Helman, de la même Académie.

La quatorzieme expérience aerostatique de M. Blanchard accompagné du C...

Print shows the balloon of Jean-Pierre Blanchard ascending from Lille, France. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Rto. del Capitan dn. Vincente Lunardi. Nació en Lucca el dia 11 de enero de 1759 ... / Nesmith, pinxt. ; Burke, fecit.

Rto. del Capitan dn. Vincente Lunardi. Nació en Lucca el dia 11 de ene...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi, with text describing highlights of his diplomatic and aerial activities. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Il Capitano Vincenzo Lunardi, nato in Lucca li 3 gennajo 1759, che esequi il suo XIII viaggio, aereo in Napoli li 13 settembre 1789 / Nesmith, pinxt. ; Burke, fecit.

Il Capitano Vincenzo Lunardi, nato in Lucca li 3 gennajo 1759, che ese...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi. "Si vende da Luigi Maresculchi alla Stamperia di Musica nel Pallazzo nuovo che fa Cantone ai Gradoni di Chaija" printed below title. Title from... more

Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, a enlevé des hommes dans les airs

Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, ...

Print shows elaborately decorated balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes in ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (Source: A... more

[Scenes relating to the life of Charles IV, King of Spain]

[Scenes relating to the life of Charles IV, King of Spain]

Print shows forty-eight numbered scenes relating to the life of Charles IV, King of Spain. In image number forty-one, a man in a balloon is waving a flag to commemorate the accession of Charles IV as King of Sp... more

Baron du Pont Duchambon, elève du roi à l'École royale militaire de Paris le jour ou il a voulu s'enlever dans le balon de Blanchard au Champs de Mars, 1784 / / Peint par son cousin eleve du Roi.

Baron du Pont Duchambon, elève du roi à l'École royale militaire de Pa...

Half-length portrait of Baron Du Pont Duchambon with balloon in background. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Giuseppe Girolamo Lalande / Demarchi, dis. ; Bonini, inc.

Giuseppe Girolamo Lalande / Demarchi, dis. ; Bonini, inc.

Full-length portrait of French astronomer Joseph Jérôme Lalande. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French balloonists, with view of their birthplace, Annonay, and two other scenes from "France pittoresque"]

[Double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French balloonis...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Mr. Charles

Mr. Charles

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist J.A.C. Charles, who made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon, Dec. 1, 1783. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Charles aux Thuilleries [i.e., Tuileries] le 1e decembre 1783 / P.G. Tavenard, sculp.

Charles aux Thuilleries [i.e., Tuileries] le 1e decembre 1783 / P.G. T...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist J.A.C. Charles, who made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon, Dec. 1, 1783. Includes banner with caption "Jusq'alors san égal, le monarque des airs, y... more

Le veritable navigateur aerien / L.J. Stoupy Bijou, invenit et delineavit ; Michon, scl.

Le veritable navigateur aerien / L.J. Stoupy Bijou, invenit et delinea...

Design drawing for an airship navigational system project by Stoupy Bijou consisting of five balloons fastened to a sixty foot mast, a rudder, two 12 foot long oars, and two polygonal vanes to control the rise ... more

M. Charles

M. Charles

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist J.A.C. Charles, who made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon, Dec. 1, 1783. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Dn. Vicente Lunardi, vive en el Coliseo del Buen Retiro

Dn. Vicente Lunardi, vive en el Coliseo del Buen Retiro

Print shows banner with name of Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi; includes figure playing a drum and two others dancing. "Preco" printed below image. "Bilhete d'introduc̦ão na Platca do Anfitheatro do Terreir... more

Charles aux Thuilleries [i.e. Tuileries] le 1er decembre 1783

Charles aux Thuilleries [i.e. Tuileries] le 1er decembre 1783

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist J.A.C. Charles, who made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon, Dec. 1, 1783. Title from item. "Jusq'alors san égal, le monarque des airs, y suivit son ... more

J.X. Bureaux-Pusy / Trexel, del. ; Guyot, sc.

J.X. Bureaux-Pusy / Trexel, del. ; Guyot, sc.

Half-length portrait of Jean Xavier Bureaux de Pusy. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Louis Bernard Guyton-Morveau, né à Dijon le 4 janvier 1737 / Dess. et gravé au physionotrace par Quenedey, rue Croix des Petits Champs, no. 10,à Paris.

Louis Bernard Guyton-Morveau, né à Dijon le 4 janvier 1737 / Dess. et ...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French scientist Louis Bernard Guyton-Morveau. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

M. Bureau de Pusy. Né a Port sur Saône en 17[...], député du Baille d'Amont en fche cté à l'assemblée nationale de 1789, nommé président le 2 fevrier 1790

M. Bureau de Pusy. Né a Port sur Saône en 17[...], député du Baille d'...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of Jean Xavier Bureaux de Pusy. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Mrs. R--ss ; the aerial traveller

Mrs. R--ss ; the aerial traveller

Pair of oval head-and-shoulder portraits; at left is a woman, Mrs. R--ss and the man at right is an unnamed balloonist. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Monsr. Garnerin, the intrepid aeronaut

Monsr. Garnerin, the intrepid aeronaut

Oval head-and-shoulders profile portrait of French balloonist and parchutist A.J. Garnerin. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Marquis de Brantco (Vanclure), who was involved in a balloon ascension on April 4, 1784, profile portrait] / en aou[...] 1790, [...]ss. p. Fouquet ; gr. p. Chrétien, inv. du physionotrace, Cloitre St. Honoré à Paris.

[Marquis de Brantco (Vanclure), who was involved in a balloon ascensio...

"Son tableau est fidel et vrai comme lui" printed below portrait. Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Jean Louis Carra, né à Pont de Veyle le 11 mars 1742, député du Dépt. de Saône et Loire, à la Convention nationale de 1792 / Moreau, del. ; Voyer, sc.

Jean Louis Carra, né à Pont de Veyle le 11 mars 1742, député du Dépt. ...

Head-and-shoulders profile portrait of Jean-Louis Carra. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Vista del globo areostatico que se hechò la tarde 12 de agosto. de 1792, en el jardin del buen Retiro el qual por la elevacion que tomo se perdio de vista y cayò en Daganzoas leguas de Madrid

Vista del globo areostatico que se hechò la tarde 12 de agosto. de 179...

Print shows Vincenzo Lunardi riding in the gondola of a balloon ascending from Buon Retiro gardens, Madrid, August 12, 1792; the first balloon ascension in Spain. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.) Tit... more

Vista del globo areostatico qe. se hecho ante Ss. Ms. y su Rl. familia el dia 8 de enero de 1793 en el qual fue Dn. Vicente Lunardi y cayó â las 2 de la tarde ...

Vista del globo areostatico qe. se hecho ante Ss. Ms. y su Rl. familia...

Print shows Vincente Lunardi ascending from the Royal Palace, Madrid, January 8, 1793 with royal coat-of-arms hanging from the gondola; Lunardi's second balloon ascension in Spain. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC st... more

Het jaar 1804!!!

Het jaar 1804!!!

Dutch cartoon forecasts aeronautic events for the year 1804 by showing a scene at a failing balloon ascension, in the interests of scientific inquiry, possibly by "Wille van de Heeren Hopman & Loude." Men strug... more

Het jaar 1804!!!

Het jaar 1804!!!

Dutch cartoon forecasts aeronautic events for the year 1804 by showing people in hysterics, possibly over an imminent balloon ascension by "Wille van de Heeren Hopman & Loude." From the ceiling hangs a balloon ... more

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, fermier général. Né a Paris le 16 aout 1743. Jugé le 16 floréal l'an 2

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, fermier général. Né a Paris le 16 aout 1743...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of French chemist, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier. Vignette below portrait depicts his arrest and conviction in 1794 for being a member of the Farmer's General, a private company that col... more

Parachute par Mr. A.J. Garnerin

Parachute par Mr. A.J. Garnerin

Technical illustration shows a man, possibly André Jacques Garnerin, standing in the basket of a descending parachute. Title from item. "Fig. 10" from an unidentified publication. Tissandier collection.

Vorderseite des Marsfeldes, am 1 Vendemiaire des Jahres VII. Wettrennen. Verbrennen einer hölzernen Burg, durch Aerostaten.

Vorderseite des Marsfeldes, am 1 Vendemiaire des Jahres VII. Wettrenne...

German print shows an imaginary view of the festivities at the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, on September 22, 1798. Includes a chariot race, captive balloon, and burning wooden castle, with spectators watchi... more

[Spectators in an arena viewing the ascension of a balloon driven by propellers with an inflation device in the foreground] / G. Meloni disegnò e inv.

[Spectators in an arena viewing the ascension of a balloon driven by p...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Gay-Lussac / lith. Delpech.

Gay-Lussac / lith. Delpech.

Head-and-shoulders portrait of French scientist and balloonist Gay-Lussac who tested several hypotheses on the earth's atmosphere. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Le premier parachute de Jacques Garnerin, essayé par lui-même au parc de Mousseaux, le 22 octobre 1797]

[Le premier parachute de Jacques Garnerin, essayé par lui-même au parc...

Three technical illustrations show "Calotte du parachute" (crown of deployed parachute); "Parachute ployé, à l'instant du départe" (release from ascending balloon); and "Parachute déployé, à l'instant de la sép... more

F. Chaussier, professeur à la faculté de médecine, membre de l'Institut / H. Garnier ; lith. de Ducarme.

F. Chaussier, professeur à la faculté de médecine, membre de l'Institu...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Francois Chaussier, who conducted some of the first experiments to develop navigational systems for balloons. "Galerie Universelle, no. 216, Publicé par Blaisot" printed below ima... more

L'Union

L'Union

Print shows the balloon "L'Union" flying with four men on board. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Aérotère / H. Francois.

Aérotère / H. Francois.

Print shows a boat-like vehicle on wheels with parachutes. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Fr. Chaussier, professeur à la faculté de médecine de Paris, ... membre de l'Institut de France, &c, &c / Potelet ; lithe de Berdalle.

Fr. Chaussier, professeur à la faculté de médecine de Paris, ... membr...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Francois Chaussier, who conducted some of the first experiments to develop navigational systems for balloons. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

P.J. Barthez / Pigueron.

P.J. Barthez / Pigueron.

Head-and-shoulders portrait of scientist P.J. Barthez, whose locomotion studies served as a precursor to the study of aerodynamics. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[The day's folly] / A. Se., f.

[The day's folly] / A. Se., f.

Humorous print shows two women and a man trying to capture a man wearing nightgown before he flies through an open window. Title pencilled on verso of mount next to "A.F. Sergent" (possibly the artist). Pencill... more

Société d'expériences aérostatiques Direction 24 rue Maubeuge, Paris.

Société d'expériences aérostatiques Direction 24 rue Maubeuge, Paris.

Advertisement showing a balloon with several persons standing in the basket, one climbing the ropes just above the basket. Tricolor banners hanging from the balloon announce the "Société d'expériences aerostati... more

L'Hirondelle. V. Triquet

L'Hirondelle. V. Triquet

Print shows the balloon "L'Hirondelle V. Triquet" flying with two men on board. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Parachute renversè de Henin

Parachute renversè de Henin

Print shows man standing in the basket of an ascending balloon which features an elaborate system of sails and a reversed parachute underneath the basket. "Page 178." Illustration from an unidentified book or p... more

Dees Nederlandsche Koe, altoos door Waereld-grooten ...

Dees Nederlandsche Koe, altoos door Waereld-grooten ...

Dutch political cartoon about the partitioning of the Netherlands shows the shorning and dismembering of the "Nederlandsche" cow. The "Neêrlands" lion, an enraged Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (with sword dr... more

Par autorisation de M. Le Maire de la ville de Rouen. Le Sieur Bollé, inventeur d'un balloon représentant un eléphant ... dont l'inventeur se fera un plaisir de donner la description aux amateurs ...

Par autorisation de M. Le Maire de la ville de Rouen. Le Sieur Bollé, ...

Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension at the Place de la Cathd́rale, Rouen, France. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Le globe volant

Le globe volant

Illustration shows a man navigating a balloon with an attached oar and rudder while seated in the basket. "Page 164." Illus. from an unidentified book or periodical. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

La Sirène

La Sirène

Print shows the balloon "La Sirène" flying with one man on board. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.) Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Le Colonel Coutelle, chef des aérostiers, en 1794 / Pelletier, del. ; lith. de Monnoyer.

Le Colonel Coutelle, chef des aérostiers, en 1794 / Pelletier, del. ; ...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Jean Marie Joseph Coutelle, commander of the first military balloon observation unit in 1794. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Vue de la salle de Walse construite au carré de la laiterie (soixante pieds de diametre) ; Vue du temple de la paix dans le grand carré des Champs Elisées

Vue de la salle de Walse construite au carré de la laiterie (soixante ...

Print shows celebrations for the anniversary of the founding of the French Republic, July 14, 1801 in two images, including a tent for dancing and a balloon ascension from which André Jacques Garnerin descends ... more

Vue brillante de l'aniversaire du 14 juillet 1801

Vue brillante de l'aniversaire du 14 juillet 1801

Print shows a crowd viewing fireworks at a Bastille Day celebration in Paris, France. A balloon appears in the upper right corner. Title from item. "du 25 Messidor de l'Ang. Feu d'arlifice tiré á l'etoile des ... more

The chamber of genius / Rowlandson, inv., 1812.

The chamber of genius / Rowlandson, inv., 1812.

British cartoon shows an artist wearing nightshirt and painting a picture at his home/studio while his wife, children, and a cat are neglected. Among the pictures on the wall in the background is a balloon "Ara... more

3ème et dernière expérience de descente en parachute par Melle. Garnerin, au Champ de Mars, dimanche 21 avril, a son profit

3ème et dernière expérience de descente en parachute par Melle. Garner...

Broadside announcing the final parachute jump at Champ-de-Mars, Paris, April 21, by Elisa Garnerin, who made many parachute descents between 1815 and 1836. Includes two pictures of parachutes. Title from item. ... more

Nouvelle expérience de Mlle. Élisa Garnerin. Avis.

Nouvelle expérience de Mlle. Élisa Garnerin. Avis.

Broadside announcing a parachute jump at Rouen, France, by Elisa Garnerin, who made many parachute descents between 1815 and 1836. Includes two pictures of parachutes. Title from item. "Nota. La gravure qui rep... more

Etienne & Joseph Montgolfier

Etienne & Joseph Montgolfier

Bust-length double profile portrait of the Montgolfier brothers, French ballonists. After the gold medal designed by Houdon. Printed above portrait: MS C.L. no. 429. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Bartmy. Faujas de Saint-Fond (géologiste), professeur de géologie au Jardin du Roi. Né à Montélimar ... 1741 ... mort ... 1819 / / Dessiné d'après un portrait original communiqué par Mr. Brard et gravé par Ambroise Tardieu.

Bartmy. Faujas de Saint-Fond (géologiste), professeur de géologie au J...

Oval head-and-shoulders portrait of the man who opened a public subscription to finance research into balloon flights carried out by Jacques Alexandre Charles in 1783. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

[Design drawing for system to raise and lower a captive balloon, controlled by four ropes forming a pyramidal shape and operated by winches on the ground below] / M.G.

[Design drawing for system to raise and lower a captive balloon, contr...

Title devised by Library staff. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.) Tissandier collection.

[Design drawing for a navigational system for an airship employing six balloons and parachutes, a deck, superstructure, and basket below]

[Design drawing for a navigational system for an airship employing six...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

[Balloon with open frame wood or metal basket and attached propellers]

[Balloon with open frame wood or metal basket and attached propellers]

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Fête de pantin

Fête de pantin

Print shows a balloon with mechanism attached to the bottom of the basket, possibly an elaborate fireworks display. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Coronation procession of his majesty George the Fourth, 19th July, 1821 / drawn & etched by W. Heath.

Coronation procession of his majesty George the Fourth, 19th July, 182...

Print shows a street procession with King George IV at his coronation festivities on July 19, 1821, in St. James' Park, London. Balloon flying at upper right represents balloonist Charles Green's first ascensi... more

Tivoli. Le dimanche 22 aout, 1824, grand fete extraordinaire a l'occasion de la Saint-Louis. Ascension en balon, par M. Margat ...

Tivoli. Le dimanche 22 aout, 1824, grand fete extraordinaire a l'occas...

Text-only broadside announcing a balloon ascension by Jean Margat, August 22, 1824, Tivoli, Paris, at a festival on the occasion of St. Louis Day. Text indicates Margat will stand on an oblong platform below a ... more

L'intérieur et l'extérieur d'un bayair "Couronne de Charles X" / Pav Braun, professeur de langue allemande à l'école Royal polytechnique, a Paris, rue neuve des petits champa, VCo. 17.

L'intérieur et l'extérieur d'un bayair "Couronne de Charles X" / Pav B...

Design drawing proposed by Pav Braun shows interior and exterior views of the Bayair airship "Crown of Charles X," which was to be propelled by 20 balloons inside an enclosure and carry 15 passengers. (Source: ... more

Jph. Lis. Gay-Lussac (physicien et chimiste), membre de l'Académie royale des sciences, de la Société royale de Londres, &a. Né à St. Leonard ... 1778 / / Dessiné d'après nature à Paris en 1824 et gravé par Ambroise Tardieu.

Jph. Lis. Gay-Lussac (physicien et chimiste), membre de l'Académie roy...

Head-and-shoulders oval portrait of French scientist and balloonist Gay-Lussac who tested several hypotheses on the earth's atmosphere. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

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