1828 Finley Map of the World on Mercator's Projection

World-finley-1828
$250.00
The World on Mercator's Projection.
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1828 Finley Map of the World on Mercator's Projection

World-finley-1828

Illustrates North America and Greenland as one large continent.
$250.00

Title


The World on Mercator's Projection.
  1828 (undated)    8.75 x 11.5 in (22.225 x 29.21 cm)     1 : 150000000

Description


This is an 1828 Anthony Finley map of the World. The map depicts the world on a Mercator Projection. Numerous countries and several cities are identified, although no national boundaries are illustrated. In all, more cities are labeled than countries. Myriad deserts and rivers are illustrated and labeled, including the Ganges, Yangtze, Mississippi, and Amazon. Color coded according to continent with Australia (New Holland) attached to Asia. Does not show Antarctica, but does identify South Shetland just north of the Arctic Circle.

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 0285.003 (1831 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 4314, 760, 752, 6045.