Hand coloured Steel engraving of Ballooning

Hand coloured Steel engraving of Ballooning

Code: HH 2702

Dimensions:

W: 22cm (8.7")H: 25.5cm (10")

£50.00 Approx $68.78, €58.55, £50
 

LA CONQUÊTE DE L'AIR Fig. 4. — Descente à Gonesse du premier ballon a gaz, libre gaz hydrogene. (D'apres une gravure du temps).

Paris Illustré, 1885. An steel engraving illustrating the descent of the world's first hydrogen balloon in Gonesse (Val-d'Oise). This appeared in a special edition of Paris Illustre in 1885. Hand coloured. Framed in brown and gilt passe partout (unglazed). Plate dimensions 95 by 140 mm (3¾ x 5½ inches). Mount dimensions 220 x 255 mm (8¾ x10 inches).

Condition: The illustration is in excellent condition, with fine colouring. No damage to the illustration, or the frame.