Germany Rhine River souvenirs c.1890's lot x 5 decorative travel view booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Germany- Rhine River travel- Mainz to Cologne- pictorial travel souvenirs of 19th century- color lithography- embossed oblong leporellos or concertina bound books.
Very nice lot of five different late 19th century Rhine River Germany, pictorial tourist souvenir booklets. Each in original period embossed and decoratively stamped binding, all gilt lettered and pleasingly decorated. All are unique and a variant on the others.
Each remains well preserved, overall mostly clean, tight and sound. Any flaws are minor and easy to overlook or forgive: a few short tears or splits to a few fold-lines,
All oblong fold-out format depicting a trip down the Rhine River.
Delightful tiny pictorial illustrations profusely narrate the sides, 3-D style birds-eye views of the land and terrain, including miniature city plans, roads, boats, industrial factories, key monuments, buildings and historical sights, several nice city panoramas, etc.
5 items are:
Neuestes Rhein Panorama von Flainz bis Koeln.
Frankfurt, V. G. Blumlein & Co. [c.1880-90]. Beautiful German Victorian cover art.
Der Rhein von Mainz-Koln. c.1881-1900. Pictorial cover depicting female statue and mountain scene. splendid color lithographic printing.
Panorama vom Rhein Coln bis Mainz.
Leipzig, Lithographed by Carl Garte, Leipzig. Beautiful scenic harbor cover, splendid color lithographic printing with supplemental views and booklet.
Rhein-Panorama von Mainz bis Coln.
Eisenach, Wilhem Schulz Hofbuchb. [c.1880-90].
Includes booklet titled "Der Rhein von Coln Bis Mainz, by Dr. F. Lahnek.
Rhein Panorama von Mainz bis Coln. c.1896-98. Splendid intricately embossed floral covers.
Smallest book measures: 4 3/8" H X 6 3/4" W.
Largest book 5 1/4" H X 8" W.