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Auction 109, Lot 215

"Louisiana", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Louisiana

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11.2 x 8.5 inches
28.4 x 21.6 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.

Well detailed map showing the parishes, roads, towns and settlements. Good detail along the Mississippi River. A crisp engraving by Young & Delleker.


Condition: B

Nice full coloring on thick paper. One area of light staining just enters map at blank area, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/1/2004