Auction 88, Lot 392

"Set of three engravings", Anon.

Subject: Ballooning

Period: 1785 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.2 x 9.5 inches
18.3 x 24.1 cm

Interesting set of prints, engraved in a collage style with a variety of subjects including architectural design details, birds, insects, Druid artifacts and ballooning. The most interesting of which is a scene of a hot air balloon being launched across the British Channel. Two men are perched in the gondola, which is a boat-like craft (complete with oars), for the possibility of a ditching. Folding as issued. Light offsetting.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $25 - $30

Sold for: $10

Closed on 10/2/1999

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