Lot 51 of 222:
Gerning's Views on the Rhine fabulous color plates  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$7,000 - $10,000

Title:
A Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne: With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions
Author:
Gerning, Baron J.J. von
Place:
London
Publisher:
R. Ackermann
Date:
1820
Description:

xiv, [2], 178 pp. With 24 hand-colored aquatints, plus a folding hand-colored map. 42.5x22.5 cm. (16½x13"), later half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco label. A large-paper copy. First Edition.

The first installment of Ackermann's "Picturesque Tour" series. Ackermann's Illustrated books were well known for the quality of the hand-colored aquatint plates. This account details a trip down the most scenic and romantic part of the Rhine river, capturing important topographical points along the way. With complete and stunning illustrations. Text watermarked 1820, plates watermarked 1816 and 1817. Tooley, 234; Abbey travel, 217.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Leather faded and lightly worn, boards rubbed, hinges reinforced; internally with just light foxing and occasional finger soiling in margins; very good.
 
Item number:
289713
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