By: Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp, Engraver I. W. Igler; Printed by J. Back
Date: 1852 (dated) Frankfurt
Dimensions: 104.7 x 9.5 inches (266 x 24 cm)
This extraordinary engraving of the course of the Rhine River from Cologne to Mainz is extremely finely detailed, with bird’s-eye views of towns and hills, trees, individual fields, roads and paths. Flanking both sides of the river, in the margins, are vignettes of famous castles, churches, and monuments. A 24-page text in German, and attached to one cover with a cloth tape, accompanies the map giving information on the population and history of localities passed in order between Mainz and Cologne. Title is in German on one cover, in French on the other.
Condition: A strong impression from this steel plate engraving. Paper somewhat darkened with age; title sheet detached from the bottom; light foxing and wear; hard covers detached from map. Some minor fold separations are apparent.
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