New York: J. Disturnell, 102 Broadway between Pine and Wall Strs, 1847. Second edition, first issued with descriptive text. Hardcover. A folding colored panoramic map of the river, lacking the Waterford panel. Complete, the map measures 13 feet 6 inches by 6 inches wide, with 38pp text describing the route. 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 the 2nd edition - besides the addition of 38pp of text, 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, full red morocco presentation gift binding, title & decoration in gilt. Spine rubbed, chipped at head, split at edges of foot. Booklet bound in. Map lacking one panel at the northern end of the river, half the pictorial header image of Niagara Falls and the northern most part of the map above Troy. Several folds reinforced, some soiling on several panels. The relief is shown by spot heights and the map shows points of interest and miles from New York City. Boards 4 3/8 x 6 1/8". OCLC: 14082196. Very good condition. Item #23987