Chromo Tintin. See and Know. Casterman.
Aerostation. Series 1.
N.5. Henri Giffard's first steam airship (1852).
Very good condition except small brownish spot on the back (see photos)
8 inches by 5 inches or 19.5 cm by 12.8 cm
The Inventor evolves his balloon by means of a steam engine. This large airship of 2,500 cubic meters develops a strength of three horses and weighs only 150 kilos.
Wanting to evoke through Tintin, the history of the means of transport, peoples, countries..., Hergé develops the Chromos project with the help of E.P. Jacobs.
The first images appeared in 1946 in the Tintin newspaper and the chromos can be obtained in exchange for Tintin stamps.
The project was initially broader and became the history of the means of transport.
The 300 existing chromos are signed Hergé and appear in 2 stages.
Firstly in collaboration with E.P.Jacobs appear the series AÉROSTATION and THE FER CHEMINS
Then in collaboration with J.Martin, the series L'AUTOMOBILE DES ORIGINES in 1900 was published. THE AVIATION WAR 1939-45,THE AVIATION ORIGINS TO 1914. THE NAVY OF ORIGINS TO 1700. THE NAVY FROM 1700 TO 1800
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