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Pour La Conquete De L'Air. For the Conquest of the Air.


  • MEDIUM: Color lithograph,

    DATE: 1908.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 10 1/4 x 17 7/8" (20.2 x 45.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: "Imp. L. Monroco, Paris. Copyright by Lupin." Signed on stone "Lupin 08' and cipher. <br><br> This lithograph was published soon after the flight of Brazilian/French aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) who designed, built and flew the No. 14-Bis aircraft. Santos-Dumont is seen here jousting with the American aviator Wilbur Wight (1867-1912) who with his brother Orville had designed, built and successfully flown the Flyer in 1903. Both are wearing 'flying wings' designed to replicate the planes they designed and flew.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Very subtle light staining most noticeable in the lower right corner. Large margins.


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