1828 Finley Map of Canada (Ontario, Quebec)

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1828 Finley Map of Canada (Ontario, Quebec)

Canada-finley-1828

Labels all five Great Lakes and illustrates the Three Rivers or Trois Rivières Administrative District.
$200.00

Title


Canada.
  1828 (undated)    8.75 x 11.5 in (22.225 x 29.21 cm)     1 : 8870400

Description


This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of Canada. The map depicts the region from Hudson Bay to the United States and from the Winnipeg River to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean. Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and all five of the Great Lakes are labeled. The names of numerous American Indian Nations are indicated throughout. The 'Three Rivers' or Trois-Rivières district is also noted. Three Rivers was a primarily French administrative region in Quebec established in the 18th century.

This map was engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1828 edition of Anthony Finley's General Atlas.

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.

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, 1828.    

Condition


Very good. Closed margin tear professionally repaired on verso. Blank on verso.

References


Rumsey 0285.005 (1831 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.