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Number 12 in series,
The large plate depicts a large hot air balloon with a panel describing the image.
Dec. 16th. Fire Balloon for
Napoleon's Incornation. Soared above
Rome and finish in the Lake of Bracciano
The name of the pattern comes from ther first hot air ballooner-on 21st November, with a balloon made by 2 French brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier. A balloon was launched from the centre of Paris and flew for a period of 20 minutes- The birth of hot air ballooning.