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Auction 109, Lot 596

"Turkey in Asia", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Turkey

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 colored map that details the region to include Anado, Karamania, Rumiyah, Syria, Itshil, Algezia, Kourdikstan, Irakarabi, Armenia, Circassia and the Crimea. Locates scores of towns and villages including the cities of Constantinople, Bagdad, Bussora, Jerusalem, Jaffa, etc. A dashed line gives the boundary between Europe and Asia. Finely engraved by Young & Delleker.


Condition: A

Fine pastel coloring and impression on thick paper. A little marginal foxing, but map area is very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/1/2004