Wade & Croome's Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Waterford, drawn From nature & engraved by William Wade. William Wade.
Wade & Croome's Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Waterford, drawn From nature & engraved by William Wade.
Wade & Croome's Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Waterford, drawn From nature & engraved by William Wade.
Wade & Croome's Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Waterford, drawn From nature & engraved by William Wade.

Wade & Croome's Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Waterford, drawn From nature & engraved by William Wade.

New York: J. Disturnell, 102 Broadway between Pine & Wall Strs, 1847. Third edition. Hardcover. A deluxe copy of this impressive twelve foot color engraved panoramic view of the Hudson River, from New York City to the Cohoes Falls.

The map runs 38 panels, measuring 13 feet 6 inches by 6 inches wide, with 38pp text describing the route. The map shows the river and both shores in pictorial form, highlighting individual landmarks and towns, with marginal key notations to aid in identification of various places. The 38 page descriptive text is entitled "Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Albany."

In 1845, New York artists William Wade and William Croome created and copyrighted a twelve-foot-long panorama illustrating in detail both shores of the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. The same year, this remarkable pictorial record, a pocket-sized fold out map, with detailed annotations & information, was published with an accompanying text. The map was issued colored for $2.00, and black & white for $1.50; this is a colored issue.

More detail was added to this edition - besides the addition of six extra pages of text (to 38pp), there are many more names included on the map. In the New York City area, these additions over the first edition include the name Brooklyn; Long Island; at Governor's Island, the names South Battery & Castle William are included. Other named areas include Redhook, Buttermilk Chan., Atlantic Dock, South Ferry & East River. Fort Wood is added to Bellows Id.; Oyster Banks & New Jersey.

In the Hudson Highlands area, new additions to the map include the name of Chapel of Our Lady (listed only as 'Church" on first edition); Indian Falls, and DeRham in the Garrison area.

12mo (4 1/2 x 6 1/8"), 38pp, folding hand colored map, 6 x 149". Original publisher's black gilt decorated morocco. Foot of spine neatly repaired, minor wear to binding. Some light toning and minor foxing to map, reinforced on verso at a few panels.

A handsome portrayal of the river and its immediate environs on a grand scale. Very good condition. Item #23864

Price: $5,000.00

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