1827 Finley Map of Italy

Italy-finley-1827
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1827 Finley Map of Italy

Italy-finley-1827


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Title


Italy.
  1827 (undated)    11.5 x 9 in (29.21 x 22.86 cm)

Description


This is Finley's desirable 1827 map of Italy. Depicts the Italian peninsula from Austria and Switzerland to Sicily and Malta. Includes the Islands of Sardinia and Corsica as well as Dalmatia across the Adriatic. Shows river ways, roads, canals, and some topographical features. The predates the Italian solidarity movement and consequently, the peninsula is divided into an assortment of kingdoms, duchies, republics and states. Color coding defines traditional regional divisions. Mile scales and title in upper right quadrant. Engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1827 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, 1827.    

Condition


Very good condition. Original pressmark. Blank on verso.

References


Rumsey 0285.049 (1831 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.