"Der Rhein v. Mannheim bis Coln",
Subject: Western Germany, Rhine River
Period: 1870 (circa)
Color: Black & White
6.6 x 60 inches
16.8 x 152.4 cm
This steel engraved panoramic map of the Rhine by Friedrich Herchenhein extends from Cologne south to Mannheim. It features finely engraved topographical features and miniature city plans along the banks. Along the sides of the map are small illustrations showing city views, attractions, and historical figures from the region; examples include portraits of Beethoven and Gutenberg, views of Bonn and Koblenz, and vignettes of Cologne Cathedral, Schwetzingen Palace, and the Luther Monument in Worms. Below the map is the title surrounded by coats of arms and decorative vignettes, with the poem "Die Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine in its original German, with accompanying French and English translations. Folds into brown cloth covers with the gilt title "Panorama des Rheines von Mannheim bis Coln."
Map is lightly toned. Covers have minor shelf wear along the edges.