1828 Finley Map of Germany

Germany-finley-1828
$175.00
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1828 Finley Map of Germany

Germany-finley-1828

Gorgeous map illustrating 'Greater Germania'.
$175.00

Title


Germany.
  1828 (undated)    9 x 11.5 in (22.86 x 29.21 cm)     1 : 6336000

Description


This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of Germany. The map depicts from the North and Baltic Seas south to the Gulf of Venice and from France, Luxembourg, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Russia. Illustrating 'Greater Germania,' the disparate German republics, Prussia, Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, Switzerland and Austria are included. Cities, such as Dresden Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Innsbruck, Trieste, Milan, Vienna, Hanover, and Berlin are labeled. Rivers, roads, monasteries, and some topographical features, such as the Bohemian Mountains, are illustrated. Color coding is present, indicating the various different kingdoms, duchies, principalities, and states, some of which are listed in a reference table along the left border.

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. Blank on verso.

References


Rumsey 0282.046 (1827 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.