1890 Blumlein Panoramic Map the Rhine River, Germany (Mainz to Cologne)

RheinPanorama-blumlein-1890-2
$100.00
Neuestes Rhein-Panorama von Mainz bis Koeln. - Main View
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1890 Blumlein Panoramic Map the Rhine River, Germany (Mainz to Cologne)

RheinPanorama-blumlein-1890-2

'The Romantic Rhine' and Rhine Gorge.
$100.00

Title


Neuestes Rhein-Panorama von Mainz bis Koeln.
  1890 (undated)     71 x 7.5 in (180.34 x 19.05 cm)

Description


This is an attractive c.1890 panoramic strip map of the Middle Rhine River in Germany issued by Gerhard Blumlein and Co. The map follows the Rhine from Mainz to Cologne, with pictorial descriptions of various landmarks, monuments, ruins, castles, churches and cities along the way. Sixty-five beautifully illustrated pictorial vignettes, including Flora in Cologne, Munster in Bonn, Dom in Cologne, Theater in Cologne, Hammerstein Ruin and Andernach, appear along the river's course. The whole is detailed with important buildings and landmarks illustrated in profile. Numerous ships are depicted traveling on the river, with villages and towns along the banks. View of Mainz and Cologne are also included on either end of the panorama. This region, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as 'The Romantic Rhine', is one of the most scenic parts of the river, featuring the dramatic Rhone Gorge as well as more than 40 castles and fortresses, vineyards, and quaint country towns. The map is accompanied with a 16-page guide book with interesting information about the region in French, German and English.
Publication History and Census
This map was created an published by the Gerhard Blumlein and Co. c.1890. Four examples are cataloged in OCLC and are part of the institutional collections at the Stadtbibliothek Braunschweig, the Stadtbibliothek Worms, the Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

Condition


Very good. Original fold lines visible and exhibit some wear and toning. Accompanied by original binder with 16 page guide book.

References


OCLC 249361469; 246569346.