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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.

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looking east            looking west

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