1828 Finley Map of Vermont

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1828 Finley Map of Vermont

Vermont-finley-1828

Uncommon 19th century map exclusively depicting Vermont - usually it was depicted with New Hampshire.
$250.00

Title


Vermont.
  1828 (undated)    11.5 x 8.75 in (29.21 x 22.225 cm)     1 : 1108000

Description


This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of Vermont. The map depicts the state from Canada to Massachusetts and from New York to New Hampshire in Finley's classic minimalist style. River ways, roads, canals, and some topographical features are illustrated. Counties are differentiated by shading each county a different color. Numerous cities, towns, and villages are labeled, including Montpelier, Middlebury, and Bennington. Killington Peak and Camel's Hump are both identified and are now popular ski resorts. It is very uncommon to find an early 19th century map exclusively depicting Vermont, as most maps of the period bundled it with New Hampshire.

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. Minor closed margin tear professionally repaired on verso. Blank on verso.

References


Cobb, D. A., Vermont Maps Prior to 1900; an Annotated Cartobibliography, 192. Rumsey 0285.009 (1831 edition) Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.