1828 Finley Map of the West Indies, Caribbean, and Antilles

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1828 Finley Map of the West Indies, Caribbean, and Antilles

WestIndies-finley-1828

Labels 'Guanaham' or 'Cat Isle,' the first land sighted by Columbus in the Americas.
$250.00

Title


West Indies.
  1828 (undated)    9 x 11.5 in (22.86 x 29.21 cm)     1 : 11000000

Description


This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of the West Indies and Caribbean. The map depicts the Greater and Lesser Antilles as well as the Bahamas and portions of the Spanish Main from southern Florida to Colombia and from Cuba and Nicaragua (the 'Mosquito Shore') to Barbados and the rest of the Lesser Antilles. All of the islands are colored according to their European colonizers. Cities, forts, bays, rivers, roads, and some topographical features are illustrated. In the Bahamas, Finley identifies 'Guanaham' or 'Cat Isle,' the first land in the Americas to be sighted by Columbus.

This 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 0282.036 (1827 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.