1827 Finley Map of the Western Hemisphere (North America, South America)
Description: This is Finley’s desirable 1827 map of the Western Hemisphere. Includes North America, South America and most of Polynesia. Identifies rivers, mountain rangers, lakes, and major cities. Color coded according to continent. Includes New Zealand and parts of Siberia. 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 0285.001 (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 10 in height x 9 inches in width (25.4 x 22.86 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Some minor discoloration in lower left quadrant, near Falklands. Erased pencil marks to margins.
Code: WesternHemisphere-finley-1827 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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