1903 Print Accident Balloon Across Sahara P1270A

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  • Sold Date: Nov 06, 2006
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The Le Petit Parisien was a leading illustrated news Parisien published in France from 1891 until WW2. It was famous for its brightly colored prints graphically depicting news events around the world as well as happenings in France. This is one of the prints these old, rare and interesting illustrated Parisien

This old and original print of the Le Petit Parisien of France reports on an accident of a balloon "Eclaireur" which Mr. Debureaux and Mr. de Castillon of Saint-Victor have used trying to travel across the Sahara desert in 1903. The ballon has lost it's way to different direction from what they had planned and ran out of gas so they had to lower the balloon in the middle of the desert. In this scene, the balloon was attacked by the troop of Arabs, but no further details of this incident.

Old Siam Trading Company is pleased to present this historical print. It measures 12 by 16 inches and is in very good condition as you can see from the scan.

This is an original print (NOT A REPRINT). The French text describing this event is included.

We ship worldwide immediately upon receipt of payment. We ship in sturdy tubes with the print neatly rolled and protected by a cellophane slip cover. The cost of airmail for prints of this size is US$6.00 worldwide.

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