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Relatorio da viagem aerea Lisboa - Rio de Janeiro. Revista aeronautica, orgão do Aero Club de Portugal. Numero especial.

COUTINHO, Carlos Viegas Gago, and Artur Freire Sacadura Cabral].

Published by Lisbon,, 1922., 1922
Soft cover
From Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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Folio (31.5 x 22 cm.), recent half sheep over buckram, flat spine with gilt letter, both horizontal and vertical, decorated endleaves; original printed wrappers bound in. Printed in red and black. Overall in very good condition. Neat contemporary signature of Luís F. Lima, Lx, on front wrapper, title page, in lower outer corner of portrait, pp. [3] and [9]. 66 pp., (1 blank l., 8 ll. advertisements), 6 black-and-white plates plus a photographic portrait of Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral, leaves with facsimiles of handwritten documents, 23 smaller reproductions of black-and-white photographs tipped to the pages, and a large folding map in red and black showing the route. Mathematical diagrams and equations in text. The portrait and facsimile documents are counted in the pagination. *** FIRST EDITION. In the spring of 1922 two of Portugal's most noted aviators, Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho, made the first flight from Europe to South America, flying from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro via the Canaries and Cabo Verde. It was the first long distance flight in which rigorous methods of aerial navigation were used, and Gago Coutinho contributed a lengthy section to this Relatorio describing his methods (pp. 45-62). Sacadura Cabral describes the selection and construction of the airplane, preparations for the journey and its stages. It is illustrated with photographs taken in the course of the trip.*** Grande enciclopédia XII, 22-4. NUC: NN. Bookseller Inventory # 35692

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Title: Relatorio da viagem aerea Lisboa - Rio de ...

Publisher: Lisbon,, 1922.

Publication Date: 1922

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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