Mainz: Verlag von D Kapp, and Mainz: Joseph Halenza, n.d. [c.1880]. Leporello, or concertina map, in tall octavo boards (30 x 17.5cm; map extends to 242cm). In stiff paperboards with recent red cloth spine, decorative foliate border with titles in black to front board, reproduced to rear board with alternative titles in French and English; moire silk- effect endpapers. With accompanying English language "illustration" pamphlet of the panorama arranged by Fr. Arnold, pp.24, in limp paper cover with paper reinforced spine. Internally clean, with negligible marks mostly to the blank reverse, no chips or tears. Original frontboard a trifle rubbed to corners, one staple mark; rear board is clean, with similar staple mark. The pamphlet is clean, with no faults excepting only a small patch of loss to foot of title page at hinge, which also penetrates to next leaf. A souvenier album for the Rhine, copiously illustrated with topographical images, including castles, monuments, bridges and other architectural elements, as well as mythic scenes. The Rhine runs from the Swiss Alps through central Germany to the North Sea. In doing so, it passes some of Germany's most important cities and this guide follows its course down from Mannheim, past Mainz and Wiesbaden, Coblenz, Bonn, and finally to Cologne. In doing so it passes the famous Loreley rock, supposedly the haunt of the Lorelei, a siren-like figure who causes sailors to crash into the rock. The poem by Heine, which is included at the foot of the leporello in German, English, and French, was also famously set to music by Lizst. Item #46215
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