1827 Finley Map of Greece
Description: This is a beautiful example of Finley's important 1827 map of Greece. Depicts from Macedonia to Greece and includes many of the Greek Islands. Shows cities, river ways, roads, monasteries, and some topographical features. Offers color coding at the regional level. As this map was being drawn, the Greek people were in the midst of a bloody war for independence against their Ottoman Turkish overlords. With the help their European allies in Russia, United Kingdom, and France, the Greek revolutionaries finally threw off the Ottoman yolk in 1832. Engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1827 edition of Anthony Finley's General Atlas.
Date: 1827 (undated)
Source: Finley, A., 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 0285.050 (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)
Scale: 1 : 3500000
Condition: Very good. Original platemark visible. Blank on verso. Minor overall toning.
Code: Greece2-finley-1827 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
Tags: Finley , Greek War of Independence , Ottoman Empire