Lot 855: Zambeccari Francesco



2015-07-10 15:43:39

Lot 855: Zambeccari Francesco: (1752-1812) Italian Aviation Pioneer And Balloonist, The First To Conceive The Idea Of Controlling The Course Of A Balloon. A.L.S., Francesco, Two Pages, 4To, London, 20Th August 1783, To His Father ('My Dearest And Beloved Father'), In Italian. Written In His Typically Neat And Attractive Hand, Zambeccari States That He Is Sending His Letter With The Prince Of Caramanico Who Is Travelling To Naples And Also Sends News Of His Recent Activities And His Desire To Find A Post With The East India Company With The Assistance Of Lord North, Although If This Is Not Possible He Will Go To Venice, Where He Will Be Closer To His Father. Zambeccari Also Refers To A War With The Ottoman Troops Which May Give Him The Opportunity Of A Post With The Navy Or Engineers, As He Has Previous Experience, And Further Writes Of The Generosity He Has Received From The Prince, But Does Not Dare Ask For Any More And Must Face New Situations Now. Rare. Some Extremely Minor, Very Light Age Wear To The Edges, Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £400 - 600
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