1827 (undated) 11.5 x 9 in (29.21 x 22.86 cm)
A beautiful example of Finley's important 1827 map of Palestine, Israel or the Holy Land. Covers the region from Sidon and Damascus in the north to the southern tip of the Dead Sea or Zoar. Includes the modern day nations of Israel, Lebanon and Palestine as well as parts of Jordan and Syria. Divided with color coding according to the Biblical tribes of Israel. Identifies numerous cities, river systems, deserts, and mountain ranges. Title and scale in lower left quadrant. Engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1827 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, 1827.
Very good condition. Original pressmark. Blank on verso.
Rumsey 0285.057 (1831 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045. Not in Laor.