William F Link Hand-Colored Strip Map of the Hudson River via the New York Central Railroad 1886

$750.00

Link, William F. The Hudson River Map from New York Bay to the Head of the Tide W Containing Names of Streams, Islands and Heights of Mountains According to the latest Coast Survey, Also the Names of Prominent Residences, Historic Land Marks, the Reaches of the Hudson and Old Indian Names. Published by Wm. F. Link. New York Central and Hudson River R.R. Route. Copyrighted by Wm. F. Link. Price 25 Cts. [1886] Bound with The Hudson River Map Via the New York Central & Hudson R. R.. What the Traveler Wishes to See and Know. New York: Published by Bryant Literary Union, Evening Post Building.  8 pages, numbered on the recto only, a circular vignette on the title page, with eight woodcut illustrations on the verso of each page. Page two is a list of stations and distances from New York to Albany and from Albany to Buffalo.

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Link, William F. The Hudson River Map from New York Bay to the Head of the Tide W Containing Names of Streams, Islands and Heights of Mountains According to the latest Coast Survey, Also the Names of Prominent Residences, Historic Land Marks, the Reaches of the Hudson and Old Indian Names. Published by Wm. F. Link. New York Central and Hudson River R.R. Route. Copyrighted by Wm. F. Link. Price 25 Cts. [1886]

Bottom panels of the hand-colored strip map, showing Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn.

Bound with The Hudson River Map Via the New York Central & Hudson R. R.. What the Traveler Wishes to See and Know. New York: Published by Bryant Literary Union, Evening Post Building. [n.d.] 8 pages, numbered on the recto only, a circular vignette on the title page, with eight woodcut illustrations on the verso of each page. Page two is a list of stations and distances from New York to Albany and from Albany to Buffalo.

Page 3 of “The Hudson River Map,” with “A View of the Hudson from West Point” on the verso of page 2.

A strip map, in hand-colored lithography, 272 cm x 14.5 cm, bound in a thick brown paper wrapper with an oval vignette of the Hudson River showing river steamers, sailboats and a train running along the shore, with the abbreviated title Map of the Hudson River. Via New York Central and Hudson River R. R. on the front cover. Each of the folded 24 sections has a woodcut advertisement for a hotel, spa or farm machinery on the verso. Two of the hotel advertisements date the map to 1886. The condition is generally very good, the hand-coloring still bright, with some slight insect damage on the edge of the bottom panel.  A copy was found at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Not in Haskell.

The hand-colored strip map of the Hudson River, showing the railroad routes in black, partially unfolded.
An advertisement for the Catskill Mountain House showing a woodcut image of the hotel, with the date of opening 1824 and the date of the then-current year 1886.
The front cover of the brown paper wrapper holding the map folded up.