England and Wales.
1828 (undated) 11.75 x 9 in (29.845 x 22.86 cm)
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This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of England and Wales. The map depicts the region from Ireland to the North Sea and from Scotland to the English Channel and Calais and Cherbourg, France in Finley's classic minimalist style. Forests, rivers, swamps, and mountains are illustrated. Myriad cities, towns, and villages are labeled throughout England and Wales, including London, Liverpool, Sheffield, Dorchester, and Cardiff. Counties are each shaded different colors and labeled for easy differentiation.
This map was 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. Blank on verso.
Rumsey 0282.043 (1827 edition). 2680.042 (1824 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.