First in a series of historic balloon ascents. Inside lid: "March 1784 Ascent at Strausberg by M. Adorne in a Montgolfiere balloon." Nothing inside of base. 2 3/8" round hinged box in excellent condition in a replacement presentation case.
Other boxes available in this series are London (Lunardi) 1811 Balloon Ascent, Paris (D'Arlandes) 1783 Balloon Ascent, Calais (Rozier) 1785 Balloon Ascent, and Hackney 1811 (Sadler) Balloon Ascent. All 5 balloon boxes can be purchased together for a discounted price of $375.00. Please contact me for additional information. (Note: there were 7 boxes in the original series).