Auction 109, Lot 206

"Georgia", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Georgia

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 11.2 inches
21.6 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.

Lovely map of the state that details the roads, towns and settlements of the day. Numerous counties are delineated via hand coloring and engraved lines. The majority of roads radiate from Greensboro. The northwest corner is unorganized and labeled Cherokee Indians. Engraved by Young & Delleker.

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Condition: A

Fine color and impression on thick paper. One light spot near Scale, still very good.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/1/2004

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