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Number 2 in series,
The large plate depicts a large hot air balloon with a panel describing the image.
The plate has a panel which reads:-
1783/ 21 Nov. Pilatrre Des Rosiers/Edarlandes Partono Dal Castello Del./ La Muette Per Il Primo Viaggo Aero in Une Mongolfiera.
The name of the pattern comes from the first hot air ballooner. On the 21st November in 1784 a balloon made by two French brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier was launched from the centre of Paris and flew for a period of 20 minutes: It was the birth of hot air ballooning.