1827 Finley Map of South Carolina

South Carolina

1827 Finley Map of South Carolina


Rare exclusive depiction of South Carolina.

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South Carolina
  1827 (undated)    9 x 11.5 in (22.86 x 29.21 cm)


A beautiful example of Finley's important 1827 map of South Carolina. This rare map plate configuration depicts the state individually rather than bundled with North Carolina - as is more common. Depicts the state with moderate detail in Finley's classic minimalist style. Shows river ways, roads, canals, and some topographical features. Offers color coding at the county level. Title and scale in lower left quadrant. Engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1827 edition of Anthony Finley's General Atlas.


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.


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.    


Very good condition. Original pressmark. Blank on verso.


Phillips (Atlases) 4314-20, 760-20. Karpinsky, L. C., Early Maps of Carolina and Adjoining Regions from the Collection of Henry P. Kendall, 115.