HALENZA, Joseph. The Rhine from Mayence to Cologne. Mainz: J. Halenza, [ca 1870].

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Fine engraved folding panorama, 7 sheets joined, plus an elaborately engraved leaf with the imprint in German, English and French (8 feet 3 inches x 10 6/8 inches) (a little toned at the folds), tipped in to original publisher's cloth backed orange printed paper boards (lacking ties, rubbed and a bit bumped). 16-page English text "Exhibition to Halenza's Rhine-Panorama", self wrappers, stabbed and sewn, loosely inserted, as issued.

Described as a "New Edition". A magnificent and detailed panorama of a section of the Rhine, flowing from Mainz to Cologne, via Bonn, in Germany, decorated with vignettes of famous buildings and monuments. The accompanying text is a thorough guide to the sites along the river, and adventures that can be had if the traveller alights on land. Johannisberg: "The wines made at this place are the dearest, and are considered the best of the Rhenish wines. From the chateau may be seen the whole extent of the Rhinegau with its numberless towns and villages, its country seats, its convents and ancient chateaux, a view of the river with its scattered islands. In 1816, this estate was given to prince Metterich of the emporer of Austria." Catalogued by Kate Hunter