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 Virginia. The map depicts the state from Kentucky and Ohio to Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay and from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to North Carolina and Tennessee in Finley's classic minimalist style. At this point in American history, Virginia still included modern day West Virginia, which did not come into existence until Unionists in northern Virginia decided to break away from the rest of secessionist Virginia. Rivers, roads, canals, and some topographical features are illustrated. Numerous cities and towns are labeled, including Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Morgantown. Washington, D.C., labeled here as District of Columbia, is also illustrated. Counties are labeled and easily differentiated due to each one being shaded a different color.
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. Some soiling. Blank on verso.
Rumsey 0285.018 (1831 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.