19th CenturyAntique PrintsGerman

Dirigible Antique Lithograph – Aerologische Träume

Rare and fascinating antique print of a dirigible / dirigeable soaring over a mountain and river landscape above a beautiful chateau and a group of elegant personages observing and celebrating on a balcony.

The first dirigeables were created in the 1850s and had a Zeppelin like shape as shown in this image.  An airship or dirigible balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft that can navigate through the air.  They gain their lift from a lifting gas such as hydrogen or helium that is less dense than the surrounding air.

Lithograph from the German publishing firm of “C.W. Medau” founded by Carl Wilhelm Medau in Leitmeritz (Litomerice) located today in the Czech Republic.

Dimensions: 23.5 x 19 (sheet size – as shown below)