Jacques Charles Luftschiff



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Description Jacques Charles: Charlière (1783)
Français : Premier voyage aérien exécuté dans un aérostat à gaz hydrogène par Jacques Charles et Marie-Noël Robert. Le 1er décembre 1783. Départ des Tuileries.
English: Departure of Jacques Charles and Marie-Noel Robert’s ‘aerostatic globe’ balloon from the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, on Dec. 1, 1783.

Drawing shows Jacques Charles and Nicolas Marie-Noel Robert standing in their hydrogen-filled balloon waving flags, beginning their ascent from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, with the former Tuileries Palace in the background. Thousands of spectators are gathered in the foreground to witness the first manned gas balloon flight.

"Anonymous engraving on the same lines, with print entitled 'To the honour of Messrs. Charls and Robert'"—typed on accompanying note.
Deutsch: Darstellung des Aufstiegs der Charlière mit Jacques Charles und Marie-Noël Robert von den Tuilerien in Paris am 1. Dezember 1783.
Date [1783?]
Source United States Library of Congress LC-DIG-ppmsca-02284 (digital file from original drawing), uncompressed archival TIFF version (52 MiB), color level (pick white point, adjust black & white levels), and converted to JPEG (quality level 88) with the GIMP 2.6.1
Author Possibly drawn by
, who engraved a pair of balloon prints "Expérience de Charles et Robert dans le jardin des Tiuleries, 1 décembre 1783" and "Descente de l'aérostat dans la prairie de Nesles."
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