Cite this: Verne, Jules. 1886. Robur-le-conquerant, Paris : J. Hetzel et cie.
Supplied Caption: Verne's flying machine, the Albatross, uses 37 helicopter-like propellers for lift. Verne apparently was not familiar with the new study of aerodynamics, and may have died witihout knowing of the Wright brothers' flight in 1903.
Original Caption: L'Albatross.
Tag(s): Aeronautics and Aircraft, General Book Illustration