Le Chateau Royal de Versailles. Paris, 1784.
Generally in good condition, light brown stains but stronger (more contrast) in the photo than in reality.
A perspective view or 'vue d'optique' of Versailles showing the balloon flight on 23 June 1784. The balloon covered 52 kilometres. Never before had a balloon travelled so high and far.
Perspective views were curiosities that were viewed by the rich classes of society with optical machines that had a lens in them that provided a almost three-dimensional perspective. Often, a mirror was used, hence the title in mirror image and the bright colours, to get the scene to look lively.
- 國家 (現時地理位置)
- J. Chereau
- Le Chateau Royal de Versailles
- Additional Information
- 32×47 cm