C1863

Nadar's Giant Balloon at Paris. Le Geant

Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (1820-1910), a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist. In 1863, Nadar commissioned the prominent balloonist Eugène Godard to construct an enormous balloon, 60 metres (196 ft) high and with a capacity of 6,000 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Nadar’s Giant Balloon at Paris. Le Geant

Date:

C1863

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

208mm 
x 292mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nadar's Giant Balloon at Paris. Le Geant - Antique Print from 1863

Genuine antique
dated:

1863

Description:

Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (1820-1910), a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist. In 1863, Nadar commissioned the prominent balloonist Eugène Godard to construct an enormous balloon, 60 metres (196 ft) high and with a capacity of 6,000 m3 (210,000 cu ft), and named Le Géant.

From the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

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