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1874 Wood Engraving Joseph Nash Art Claude Jules Duruof Hot Air Balloon YTG9

1874 Wood Engraving Joseph Nash Art Claude Jules Duruof Hot Air Balloon YTG9

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"The Perilous Voyage of Monsieur and Madame Durouf"

This is an original 1874 black and white double-page in-text wood engraving of illustrations by Joseph Nash (1809-1878) that portrays the voyage of French engineer and balloonist, Claude Jules Duruof (1841-1899) and his wife, from their take- off from Calais, France, Europe to their rescue in the North Sea by Capt. William Oaxley and mate James Buscome of the Grand Charge. His pioneering flights marked the birth of airmail during the Victorian era.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - right margin. Please note: There is an original center crease.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 21.5 x 13.75 inches; 55 x 35 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)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from 1874 from The Graphic that portray many of the famous people, places, and events of the Victorian era world. To continue browsing this diverse collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Nash, Joseph. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Aviation, Aircraft, Aeronaut

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