1828 Finley Map of Greece

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1828 Finley Map of Greece

Greece-finley-1828

Created during the Greek War for Independence from the Ottoman Empire.
$175.00

Title


Greece.
  1828 (undated)    9 x 11.5 in (22.86 x 29.21 cm)     1 : 3500000

Description


This is a beautiful 1828 Anthony Finley's map of Greece. The map depicts the region from Macedonia to the island of Candia and from the Ionian Sea to Asia Minor, and includes many of the Cyclades. Numerous cities and towns are labeled, including Athens, Argos, and Corinth. Rivers, roads, and some topographical features are illustrated. Regions are differentiated by color coding.

As this map was being drawn, the Greek people were in the midst of a bloody war for independence against their Ottoman Turkish overlords. With the help their European allies in Russia, the United Kingdom, and France, the Greek revolutionaries finally threw off the Ottoman yolk in 1832.

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 0282.053 (1827 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.