1827 Finley Map of China
Description: A beautiful example of Finley's important 1827 map of China. Covers the region from Chinese Tartary in the north to Hainan in the south. Includes the north Vietnamese empire of Tonkin (Tungquin), Korea, Formosa or Taiwan, and parts of Japan. Shows the course of the Great Wall. Identifies numerous cities, river systems, deserts, and mountain ranges. Title and scale in lower right quadrant. Engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1827 edition of Anthony Finley's General Atlas.
Date: 1827 (undated)
Source: Finley, Anthony, A New General Atlas, Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, representing the Grand Divisions of the Globe, Together with the several Empires, Kingdoms and States in the World; Compiled from the Best Authorities, and corrected by the Most Recent Discoveries, Philadelphia, 1827.
References: Rumsey 0285.056 (1831 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.
Cartographer: Anthony Finley (c. 1790 - 1840) was an American map publisher based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His most prominent works, A New American Atlas and the New General Atlas… were published from 1824 to 1834. While little is known of Finley's personal life, he seems to have worked in the same publishing and engraving circles as Tanner. Though most of Finley's cartographic material was borrowed from European sources, his atlases were favorably reviewed at the time of their publishing. His works are known for being attractively sparse and minimalist, focusing primarily on clarity and only the most important facts. Click here for a list of rare maps from Anthony Finley.
Size: Printed area measures 11.5 x 9 inches (29.21 x 22.86 centimeters)
Condition: Very good condition. Minor discoloration in the lower left quadrant. Original pressmark. Blank on verso.
Code: China-finley-1827 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)