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Auction 109, Lot 152

"United States", Finley, Anthony

Subject: United States - Eastern

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 11.2 inches
22.1 x 28.4 cm

Finely's maps employ a delicate and elegant engraving style and provided extensive topographical and watershed information. He was the dominant map maker in the United States in the early 1820s into the 1830s. His atlases were very successful, outselling rival atlases by Carey & Lea, and Tanner. His maps were printed on high quality paper and were routinely corrected and updated.

Nice map of the states that extends just beyond the Mississippi River. Shows a large Arkansas Territory and a huge Missouri Territory that extends from Canada to Arkansas. A large North West Territory east of Missouri Territory occupies today's Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota including the Upper Peninsula. Locates major cities, capitols and major roads. Fine engraved by Young & Delleker.


Condition: B

Fine color and impression on thick paper. Some light scattered foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/1/2004