1828 (undated) 11.75 x 9 in (29.845 x 22.86 cm)
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This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of New Jersey. The map depicts the region from Pennsylvania and Delaware to the Atlantic Ocean and from New York and Pennsylvania to Delaware Bay in Finley's classic minimalist style. Rivers, roads, canals, and some topographical features are illustrated. Numerous cities and towns are labeled, including Hoboken, Trenton, and Princeton. New York, Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island, Philadelphia, and Wilmington are also labeled, although they fall outside New Jersey itself. Counties are easily differentiated as they are labeled and shaded various colors.
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. Light soiling. Blank on verso.
Rumsey 0285.014 (1831 edition) Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.