1828 (undated) 9 x 11.5 in (22.86 x 29.21 cm)
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This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of Kentucky. The map depicts the state and the region from Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio to Tennessee and from Illinois to Virginia in Finley's classic minimalist style. Rivers, roads, canals, and some topographical features are illustrated. The Ohio and Mississippi Rivers are prominently featured, as they create the northern and western borders of Kentucky, respectively. Numerous cities and towns are labeled, including Frankfort and Lexington. Color coding at the county level allows for easy differentiation between counties and each county is labeled.
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. Some soiling. Blank on verso.
Rumsey 0285.024 (1831 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.