Jun 06, 2013 - Sale 2317

Sale 2317 - Lot 302

Price Realized: $ 1,020
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
(BALLOON--HOT AIR.) Interesting Russian broadside advertising a hot air balloon ascent, taking place in Moscow's Hermitage Gardens, with 3 vignettes of balloons, 695x565 mm (27 1/4x22 1/4 inches); several short tears at folds. Moscow: Imperial Moscow Theatres, 1857

Additional Details

Ascent to be made on 09 June 1857 by Wilhelm Berck and Signor Antonio. When reaching its greatest height, Signor Antonio would hang by two ropes from the basket. Berck would then fire a pistol and two smaller balloons would leave and parachute to the ground. A list of the music to be played is printed below the vignettes.