74 3105 Amsterdam Nadar Vezy E
74/3105 [Amsterdam. Nadar]. Vezy, E. Beschrijving en geschiedenis van den monsterballon Le Géant, die te Amsterdam den 11 September zal Opstijgen. Broadside (?), w. large woodengr. illustration, 44,5x28,5 cm., printed by C.A. Spin, Amst., 1865.

- Sl. frayed and creased; folded.

= Le Géant was the hot air balloon of the French photographer Nadar, who made several demonstration flights with this ballloon in Europe. After displaying the balloon in the Paleis voor Volksvlijt, the flight in Amsterdam was planned on September 11, 1865, but due to heavy wind, it was postponed to the 14th. The balloon drifted dangerously towards the North Sea, so Nadar decided to land in the Haarlemmermeer polder. With a contemporary annotation in pen and ink on recto "Opgestegen 14 Sept. 1865".

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