Panorama of the Hudson


“First Photo-Panorama of any river ever published.”

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[The title page continues] “One hundred and fifty miles of continuous scenery accurately represented from eight hundred consecutive photographs. From the metropolis [New York] to the capital [Albany] the Hudson varies in width from a half a mile to four miles and a half; but the river remains uniform in these pages as most convenient for a book of reference or tourist guide.”

The following 52 pages are filled with a stupendous late 19th century depiction of both banks of the Hudson River, between the ‘Bartholdi Statue’ in New York (known today as the Statue of Liberty) to the Livingston Avenue Bridge in Albany. Once the viewer gets over the slightly disorientating layout, the images provide a fascinating overview of the leisurely trip. Paddle wheel steamers, barges, pleasure craft, and even an insert of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon can be seen plying the tranquil waters.

The photographs were provided by G. Willard Shear, while engraving was performed by the Moss Engraving Company. Published in New York by the Bryant Literary Union in 1888.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1888

Author: Bryant Literary Union

Sheet Width (in): 12.25

Sheet Height (in): 7.50

Condition: B

Condition Description: 52 pp. of double sided engravings showing the entire course of the Hudson River. Rusted stapled bindings and damp staining on most sheets, but confined to the margins. Edges show wear, chips, and a few torn corners. The original paper wrappers are present, but separated.


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