1828 Finley Map of Prussia

Prussia-finley-1828
$150.00
Prussia.
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1828 Finley Map of Prussia

Prussia-finley-1828

Prussia as it was under King Friedrich Wilhelm III.
$150.00

Title


Prussia.
  1828 (undated)    9 x 11.5 in (22.86 x 29.21 cm)     1 : 3400000

Description


This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of Prussia. The map depicts from the Baltic Sea to Saxony and Austria and from Hanover to Russia, detailing the Kingdom of Prussia, the most powerful state of the Germanic Confederation, as it was under King Friedrich Wilhelm III. In Finley's classic minimalist style, this map identifies cities, such as Berlin, Mulhausen, Potsdam, and Konigsberg. Forests, rivers, swamps and mountains are also illustrated. It also features Color coding, to easily identify regional political boundaries.

The map was engraved by Young and Delleker for the 1828 edition of Anthony Finley's General Atlas.

Cartographer


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.

Source


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.    

Condition


Very good. Blank on verso.

References


Rumsey 0282.047 (1827 edition), 2680.046 (1824 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.