1827 Finley Map of Turkey in Asia, Iraq and Israel - Palestine
Description: A beautiful example of Finley's important 1827 map of Turkey in Asia. Covers the lands claimed by the Ottoman Empire in the early 19th century. These include the modern day nations of Turkey, Georgia, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Cyprus, Palestine and Israel. Shows the boundary between Europe and Asia. Offers color coding at the regional level. Title and scale in upper 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 0285.054 (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 9 in height x 11.5 inches in width (22.86 x 29.21 centimeters)
Condition: Very good condition. Minor discoloration lower right quadrant. Original pressmark. Blank on verso.
Code: TurkeyAsia-finely-1827 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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