1828 Finley Map of the Eastern Hemisphere (Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa)
1828 (undated) 9.5 x 9 in (24.13 x 22.86 cm)
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This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of the Eastern Hemisphere. The map depicts the hemisphere from the eastern Atlantic Ocean across Africa and Europe to Asia and Australia and from the North Pole to the South Pole. Deserts, rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and major cities are identified. Although the map is Colored according to continent, Australia is included with Asia, and labeled here as New Holland. Engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1828 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, 1828.
Very good. Light transference. Minor verso repair to lower left corner. Blank on verso.
Rumsey 0285.002 (1831 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.