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Der Norreustsche(r) Lloyd und Die Schiffe Der Gegenwart [North German Lloyd and the Ships of the Present]. Norddeustscher Lloyd.Germany.c1889
Der Norreustsche(r) Lloyd und Die Schiffe Der Gegenwart [North German Lloyd and the Ships of the Present]. Norddeustscher Lloyd.Germany.c1889


 
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Price: $650.00

Product Code: 27000150

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A large format presentation or design book meant to showcase the opulent interior designs of the ships of the Norddeustscher Lloyd (NDL or North German Lloyd) shipping company. At the start of the book there are six pages of text, in German, that detailed the history of the company from its founding 1857 to their current fleet of ships in the 1880s. It focuses on showcasing to the reader how it compares to other companies, such as White Star Line, Inman Line and the Cunard Line. It focuses on the fact that NDL is known for making the fastest trips across the Atlantic Ocean, and that their liners are the luxurious. The rest of this book are photographs meant to illustrate just how spectacular and luxurious their ships are. The majority of the ships' interior was designed by a firm call A. Bembe based in Mainz, Germany. The book features 27 images from  photographs of a variety of interior designs done by A. Bembe however only 8 of the photographs are of NDL ships. The rest of the photographs are of rooms designed by the A. Bembe company but are not of NDL ships. The three ships featured in this book are the SS. Kaiser Wilhelm II which launched in 1889 (not to be confused with the Kaiser Wilhelm II 2 which was completed and launched in 1903 and is a black ship with 4 funnels), the SS Aller which was launched in 1886, and the SS Lahn which launched in 1887. A. Bembe was a company known for designing a furnishing some of the noblest palatial residences in Western Europe. The rest of the photographs are depict some of these residences, for example there are several photographs of different rooms of the Peles Caste (located in Sinaia and was built by King Carol I Romania). Some of the other interiors shown are from Villa Hallgarten in Frankfurt and homes of several prominent individuals in Bremen (the town where the headquarters of NDL was located). The 27 the images are from photographs on canvas mounts. The 27 photograph images featured in this book are spread over 26 pages (one page has two photographs, all others are full page). The covers of this book are leather, and the front cover has a deeply embossed elaborate design that depicts a young man sailing a small ship by himself. Emblazoned on the sail is the crest of NDL, which depicts a key and an anchor crossed in an 'X'. The company name, Norddeustscher Lloyd, as well as a small pendant necklace and bracelet worn by the sailor have gold tooling. Embossed leather covers with gold tooling accents. Marble end papers. 34 pages total, 8 pages of text on paper, 26 pages of images from photographs on canvas mount. In German. Measures 20 1/2" x 15 1/4".. Norddeustscher Lloyd (NDL or North German Lloyd) was a German shipping company founded by Hermann Henrich Meier and Eduard Crusemann in 1857. NDL would become one of the foremost shipping companies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1970 NDL merged with Hamburg America Line (HAPAG) to become Hapog-Lloyd AG which is still in business today.