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Panorama of the Hudson River, from New York to Waterford, Drawn from Nature & Engraved by William Wade.
J. Disturnell, New York 1847 - Second edition, the first with descriptive text, of this folding, hand-colored, engraved panoramic map of the Hudson River, measuring over 12 feet long. One of the most impressive feats of mid-19th century cartography, the map shows both banks of the river, beginning at Albany and ending at New York City, rendering buildings, landmarks, and vegetation in remarkable detail. This second edition contains more detail than the first, with the following place names appearing for the first time: Brooklyn, Long Island, South Battery, Castle William, Redhook, Buttermilk Channel, Atlantic Dock, South Ferry, East River, Fort Wood, Oyster Banks and New Jersey. "The view presented on leaving the city of New York, on our voyage up the river to Albany, is grand and extensive; embracing in the direction of the sea, parts of Long Island, and Staten Island, and the Narrows. On the west is the Jersey shore, with its beautiful settlements and cultivated fields,-- its quiet contrasting oddly with the busy hum arising from the magnificent city on the east." Publisher's deluxe elaborately gilt-decorated black morocco binding. With a list of all the steamboats plying the river from 1807 to 1947, and woodcut illustrations of two early steamboats. Some foxing and light wear, but in a remarkable state of preservation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Left Bank Books]
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