Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 209

"Illinois", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

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.

Wonderful state and county map that details the county seats, roads, towns and settlements of the day. The northern counties are very large with little development. The entire upper portion of the state above the Indian Boundary is unorganized. In this area the tribal lands of the Sac & Fox, and the Winnebago Indians are noted. A fine engraving by Young & Delleker.


Condition: A

Fine color and impression on thick paper. A couple light foxing areas in map and more in margins, still very good.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/1/2004