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  1. Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão's Flying Ship

    Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão's Flying Ship

    Uncolored etching of "The Flying Ship" proposed by the Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão (1685-1724). On August 8, 1709, Gusmão is said to have flown a small balloon before the court in the Casa da Índia in Lisbon. The image in question may be a representation of a heavier-than-air machine proposed by...
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