1827 Finley Map of the United States
Description: This is Finley’s desirable 1827 map of the United States. Covers the United States as it existed in 1827, extending westward as far as the Missouri Territory, Arkansas Territory, and Mexico. Identifies rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and major cities. Color coded according to states and territories. Virginia and West Virginia have yet to split. Texas is part of Mexico. The Arkansas and Missouri Territories extend westward off the map. Some pen annotations regarding the creation of Wisconsin and Iowa have been added by the original owner in the upper left quadrant. Names Numerous American Indian Nations throughout. Mile scale and title in the 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 0285.006 (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 in height x 9 inches in width (29.21 x 22.86 centimeters)
Condition: Good. Minor discolorations to lower quadrants - see image. Pen annotations in the upper left quadrant.
Code: UnitedStates-finley-1827 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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