Auction 109, Lot 487

"Nouveau Panorama du Rhin depuis Mayence justqu'a Cologne", Delkeskamp, Friedrich Wilhelm

Subject: Germany

Period: 1839 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
10 x 109 inches
25.4 x 276.9 cm

Absolutely fabulous copper engraved panoramic map folding into a book. The map title is repeated in German. The map is composed of multiple sheets laid on linen and accordion folded into the book. A remarkable birds-eye view along the entire length of the river with very artistically rendered countryside including fields, roads, fences, villages, buildings, homes, castles, etc. At the sides are beautifully rendered views of the important structures along the way including castles and cathedrals. Book contains title, Avant-Propos, Premiere partie, and advertisement for his panoramic map of Switzerland. 34 pp. Hardbound with printed paper covers. Book title is "Notes a consulter pour le nouveau Panorama du Rhin…" Book plate of William Basil Wilberforce on inside blank cover.

References:

Condition: B

Complete and in great condition with some scattered foxing, primarily along edges of map. Covers scuffed with typical wear. Green leather spine.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/1/2004

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