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1828 Finley Map of North Carolina

North Carolina.

1828 Finley Map of North Carolina


Depicts North Carolina exclusively - usually both North and South Carolina are depicted.



North Carolina.
  1828 (undated)    8.75 x 11.5 in (22.225 x 29.21 cm)     1 : 2600000


This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of North Carolina. This rare map plate configuration depicts the state individually rather than bundled with South Carolina - as is more common. The region is illustrated from Tennessee to the Atlantic Ocean and from Virginia to South Carolina in Finley's classic minimalist style. Color coding is present at the county level and each county is labeled. Cape Lookout, Cape Hatteras and Cape Fear are identified, along with numerous cities and towns, including Raleigh.

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.


Phillips (Atlases) 4314-19, 760-19. Rumsey 0285.019 (1831 edition).
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