Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Albany


A fascinating re-issue of William Wade’s stunning panorama of the Hudson River.

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“In 1845, New York engraver William Wade created a ten-foot long panorama illustrating both sides of the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. The following year this remarkably detailed pictorial record was published as a pocket-sized folding map. Sold in plain and colored versions, the panorama aided travelers in identifying natural features, landings and architectural landmarks along the 138-mile route.” [New York Public Library].

This is a lovely re-issue of Wade’s iconic panorama, published in five sheets in 1979 by the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. The ship is part of a broader non-profit organization established a decade prior by folk singer Pete Seeger. Its mission is to protect the Hudson River and surrounding areas through conservation efforts and public education. This publication is an excellent example – updating Wade’s work to excite and engage a modern audience. To each sheet have been added numerous captioned photographs, reflecting the incredible developments made along the river in the preceding 134 years.

Source: New York Public Library 

Map Details

Publication Date: 1979

Author: William Wade/Nora Porter

Sheet Width (in): 29.5

Sheet Height (in): 11.75

Condition: A

Condition Description: Complete set of five sheets in very good to near fine. Two sheets have small tears (about 2") confined to the upper margin and repaired with archival tape on the verso.


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