1828 (undated) 9 x 11.25 in (22.86 x 28.575 cm)
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This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of Louisiana. The map depicts the state from Mexico to Mississippi and from Arkansas to the Gulf of Mexico in Finley's classic minimalist style. Rivers, roads, canals, and some topographical features are illustrated. Numerous cities, towns, and townships are labeled throughout the map, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Counties are labeled and differentiated by color, allowing for easy recognition. This map also features an early county configuration in Louisiana. Various American Indian villages noted throughout the state but particularly in the western part. Southwest Pass, in the Mississippi River Delta, is mislabeled Northwest Pass. Natchitoches, Louisiana, and its sister city Narogdoches, Texas are both identified.
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 0282.033 (1827 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.