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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

1783 Joseph & Étienne Montgolfier's Hot Air Balloon

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.

Projet d'un superbe balon de 120 pieds de diamètre qui doit être enlevé à Dijon - estampe

An illustration of Jacob Degen’s “Flugmaschine," an 1800s design for a human-powered flying machine built in Vienna.

Expérience du vaisseau volant de Mr. Blanchard en 1784 -estampe

zeppelin illustrations - Google Search

rare stamp "inveirted Jenny", USA