Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art

no title, Rheinlauf

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Article ID EUD4009
Artist Dondorf (1833-1905)
B. Dondorf was a printing company based in Frankfurt am Main. The company was a leading manufacturer of playing cards. The company building, the Dondorf print shop in Frankfurt-Bockenheim, is part of the route of industrial culture. The lithographer and printer Bernhard Dondorf founded the company B. Dondorf on April 2, 1833 as a printing and trading company in Saalgasse 27 in Frankfurt. He specialized in high-quality printed products. From 1839, playing cards were mainly produced here. In addition, luxury papers, but also board games were produced. The high quality of the lithographs produced here led to the founding of the sister company Dondorf & Naumann (together with Carl Christian Otto Naumann) in 1850, which became a leading manufacturer of securities and banknotes. A steam engine was purchased in 1854. In 1872 Bernhard Dondorf left the company. Successors at the top of the company were his sons Carl (1844–1936) and Paul (1848–1904) and son-in-law Jacob Fries (husband of Anna Dondorf (1850–1927)), who resigned in 1890. Carl Dondorf joined the company in 1860 and was responsible for technical management. Paul Dondorf was responsible for commercial questions. At the end of 1905 the company was transformed into a GmbH.
Title no title, Rheinlauf
Year ca. 1845
Description Map shows the river Rhine from Cologne to Mainz. The cities as bird´s meye view sourrounded with decorative and magnificent city views and castles at the river Rhine.
Place of Publication Frankfurt on Main
Dimensions (cm)44,5 x 13,5
ConditionPerfect condition
TechniqueSteel engraving


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