WADE, William – CROOME, William. Wade & Croome’s Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Albany. New York: J. Disturnell, 1846.
2 sheets joined (150 x 6 inches, including title). Errata leaf tipped-in before the title-page. Fine concertina folding engraved panorama of the Hudson River (archival repairs to folds on verso). Original publisher’s blue cloth, gilt (rebacked to style, lacking ties).
Provenance: J.J. Dixwell, Boston inscribed on the rear paste-down.
First edition with text, second edition overall, with the date in the imprint of the Panorama and the booklet of text given as 1846, copyright date is 1845. AN ATTRACTIVE COPY of this monumental panorama at nearly 12 feet long. Both sides of the Hudson River are depicted in detail from the R. R. Hotel at Greenbush to Governor’s Island on the eastern shore, and from the mouth of the Erie Canal, at Albany, to Communipaw on the western shore. “The view presented on leaving the city of New York, on our voyage up the river to Albany, is grand and extensive; embracing in the direction of the sea, parts of Long Island, and Staten Island, and the Narrows... on the west is the Jersey shore, with its beautiful settlements and cultivated fields, - its quiet contrasting oddly with the busy hum arising from the magnificent city on the east, - with its great forest of masts, and its architectural masses, here and there relieved by towering spires... “ page 3. Stokes (Inconography) 6:271; Stokes-Haskell E-59A-m (1844); Bennett p.108