1828 (undated) 11.5 x 8.75 in (29.21 x 22.225 cm)
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This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of New Hampshire. The map depicts the state from Canada to Massachusetts and from Vermont to Maine in Finley's classic minimalist style. River ways, roads, canals, and some topographical features are illustrated. Counties are differentiated through the use of different colors of shading. Numerous cities and towns are labeled, including Concord, Charleston, Exeter, and Dover. Mount Monandnock, Mount Moosehillock, and Mount Washington are also identified. It is very uncommon to find an early 19th century exclusively depicting New Hampshire, as most maps of the period bundled it with Vermont.
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.
Cobb, D. A., New Hampshire Maps to 1900; an Annotated Cartobibliography, 104. Rumsey 0285.008 (1831 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.