Atlas of the Hudson River Valley from New York to Troy


Interesting atlas showing land ownership along the banks of the Hudson River.

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This fascinating atlas shows a section of land ranging from 1 to about 8 miles in width (depending on the map) along the Hudson River Valley between New York City and Troy. An index map shows the organization of the following 35 double page maps which are generally drawn to a scale of 1200 feet to the inch (with the exception of New York City).

On each map, individual plots are shown in full color and labeled with size and owner. Transportation routes are noted and simple topographical detail is provided in hachure. Notable buildings like churches, post offices, schoolhouses, and important local industries are labeled throughout, offering a detailed snapshot of the valley at the end of the 19th century.

Published in 1891 in New York by Watson & Co. Based on official government records and surveys conducted under the supervision of F.W. Beers. An interesting cartographic record of the ~150 mile trip along the Hudson.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1891

Author: F.W. Beers

Sheet Width (in): 20.25

Sheet Height (in): 15.5

Condition: B

Condition Description: Professionally rebound in new quarter leather with original red cloth covers and gilt embossed spine. New endpapers. Contents are complete and range from fair (first 3 sheets) to very good (majority of the remainder). Only about a quarter of the title page remains, and significant tearing in the index, with some paper loss, has been repaired with old cellophane tape. Map 1 (New York) also has a large closed tear that runs through the left side of the page, but it has been more carefully conserved and only minimally affects the image. Subsequent pages show a few small edge tears and marginal wear, but nothing as significant. There is some minor toning and offsetting from the original ink visible on a handful of sheets. About good condition overall.


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