New York: John Disturnell, 1858. Long decorative original color map of the Hudson River and adjacent countryside, from Jessop's Landing to the Atlantic Ocean, with accompanying text. 28 x 14 inches.The towns are described in detail in two columns on either side of the map, including descriptions of cities, villages, etc. on East and West sides of the river; and information on steamboat arrangements and tours, railroad and stage routes. Four woodblock illustrations of steamers appear as head and foot pieces to the columns of text, and under Steamboat arrangements is found, "Usual Fare, with berth from New York to Albany or Troy, $1.00". Small aread of repair and stain at top, light wear along folds, but overall a very handsome, fresh example of a rare map. Item #403913
“West Point ... This is the most beautiful and romantic spot on the banks of the Hudson, and the seat of the most important military school in the Union. The buildings, belonging to the United States government, are well adapted for the purposes intended. There is also an hotel, standing on elevated ground, near the steamboat landing, which is thronged with fashionable visitors during the summer months."