1828 Finley Map of New York State

New York.

1828 Finley Map of New York State


Labels Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Lake Champlain.

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New York.
  1828 (undated)    9 x 11.5 in (22.86 x 29.21 cm)     1 : 1287000


This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of New York. The map depicts the region from Lake Erie to Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut and from Ontario to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Long Island and Lake Ontario, all in Finley's classic minimalist style. Rivers, roads, canals, and some topographical features are illustrated. Numerous cities and towns are labeled, including New York City, Albany, and Buffalo. Counties are labeled and easily differentiated as they are shaded by color. Lake Champlain is illustrated and labeled along the eastern border between New York and Vermont.

The 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. Light soiling. Blank on verso.


Rumsey 0280.005. Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.
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