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|Description||1786 description of the historic Montgolfier Brothers' 1783 balloon flight. Illustration with engineering proportions and description.
Translation: Figure and exact proportions of the "Aerostatic Globe", which was the first to first carry men through the air.
Engineering data is provided in prerevolutionary French units:
These units, while translating literally to "feet" and "pounds", varied regionally and the version was not specified by the engraver. If Parisian units were used (by far the most likely) then this translates to metric and Imperial measurements as follows:
Remainder of translation:
The top portion was surrounded by fleurs-de-lys, with the twelve zodiac signs below. In the middle portion were images of the king's face, each surrounded by a sun. The bottom section was filled with mascarons and garlands; Several eagle's wings appear to support this powerful machine in the air. All of this ornamentation was gold on a beautiful blue background, so that that this superb globe appeared to be gold and azure. The circular gallery, in which we see the Marquis D'Arlandes and Mr. Pilatre de Rozier, was covered in crimson draperies with gold fringes.
Türkçe: Montgolfier Karde?ler'in tarihi balonunun mühendislik bilgilerini de içeren 1786 tarihli bir ?emas?.
Restored version of Image:1783 balloon.jpg with dirt and water damage corrected, creases and imprints removed, levels and color balance adjusted, and various local fixes to brightness and contrast. Many lines redrawn.
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