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Number 10 in series,
The large plate depicts a large hot air balloon with a panel describing the image.
In Paris Testu-Brissy Rices and
Remains Three Hours into the Tempest
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.