Spain and Portugal.
1828 (undated) 9 x 11.5 in (22.86 x 29.21 cm)
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This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of Spain and Portugal. The map depicts the Iberian Peninsula from the Atlantic Ocean to the Balearic Islands and from the Bay of Biscay to the Strait of Gibraltar in Finley's classic minimalist style. Numerous cities and towns are labeled, including Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, and Murcia. Rivers, roads, and mountain ranges are illustrated. Each of the regions in Spain and Portugal are labeled and color coding allows for easy differentiation.
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. Blank on verso.
Rumsey 0282.051 (1827 edition)