Print depicting Montgolfier balloon in which Pilatre de Rozier and François Laurent, the marquis D'Arlandes, became the first human beings to make a free flight on November 21, 1783. The balloon was launched from the grounds of the Château de la Muette outside Paris. / Hand colored etching on paper, gift of Harry F. Guggenheim
November 21, 1783: Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, the Marquis d'Arlandes, became the first human beings to make a free flight in a Montgolfier hot air balloon. Depicted in this etching, the balloon prepares to lift off from the grounds of the Château de la Muette outside Paris.
First Manned Flight by Pilatre De Rozier and D'Arlandes in Mongolfiere Paris
First Manned Flight by Pilatre De Rozier and D'Arlandes in Mongolfiere Paris on Art.com. This is a more historically accurate take on the hot air balloon art, but with an artistic flair.
Exposition au Grand Palais - 1909 | PARIS 1914
Annonay 1783. Les frères Montgolfier font voler le 1er ballon à air chaud
Hot air balloon over Milandes, Dordogne region. The chateau is mostly known by it's previous owner, Josephine Baker, controversial black musical hall star who on occasion enjoyed walking her pet cheetah around the streets of Paris to freak out the locals. Strange but apparently true.
The Paris Market & Brocante: The Wonderful Cabinet of Curiosity
City map of Paris, France made for Frederick IV, king of Denmark, c. 1728. The North is to the left.
Palace of Versailles: Facts & History
Voici le palais de Versailles. Versaille est le décor de l'histoire.