Apparition du globe aerostatique de Mr. Blanchard

description belowA scene in rural France: A farmer holding onto a plow drawn by a team of oxen, shepherds with their sheep, and a man fishing in a stream, all look up in astonishment at the air balloon overhead. This print references the third flight of Jean-Pierre Blanchard, his second with American John Jeffries and the first flight over the English Channel.


  • Printmaker: Bonvallet, L. (Louis), approximately 1748-1818, printmaker.
  • Title: Apparition du globe aerostatique de Mr. Blanchard, entre Calais et Boulogne parti de Douvres le 7 de Janvier 1785 à 1 heure 1/2 [graphic] / dessiné par Desrais ; gravé́ par L. Bonvalet.
  • Publication: A Paris : Chez Basset rue St. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins, [1785]

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Acquired January 2021

Es hat Ein Hochlöblicher Rath

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Broadside concerning the health and safety regulations for an early balloon ascent in Germany. The rules drawn up by the city of Nuremberg in preparation for Jean-Pierre Blanchard’s momentous balloon flight over the city on 12 November 1787 are listed.

  • TitleEs hat Ein Hochlöblicher Rath der des H.R.R. frenen Stadt Nürnberg, bey Gelegenheit der … Herrn Blanchard … vor hiesiger Stadt erlaubten Luftfahrt zu Erhaltung guter Ordnung … / decretum in Senatu den 29sten Octob. 1787.
  • Publication[Nuremberg :Publisher not identified, 1787]

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File 53 B639 Es74++

Acquired October 2015