1856 Wood Engraving Pierre Testu-Brissy French Balloonist Montmorency YJPT1

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"L'Aéronaute Testu et les Paysans de Montmorency"

This is an original 1856 black and white in-text wood engraving that depicts the descent of Pierre Testu-Brissy in his hot air balloon onto a field in Montmorency. Please note that the caption is entirely in French.

CONDITION

This 156+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5 x 6 inches; 13 x 15 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Travel back in time to Victorian Europe via this rare collection of French wood engravings. See portraits of famous writers and inventors, explore the recent architectural developments of Paris and partake in such events as bullfighting and steeplechases. Definitely a must-see and a must-buy for the lover of Victorian memorabilia!

Keywords specific to this image: Ballooning, Aviation

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