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Auction 109, Lot 671

"Africa", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Africa

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 11.3 inches
22.1 x 28.7 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.

Intriguing map of the continent with a large area labeled Regions Unexplored in the southern portion just above the Tropic of Capricorn. The band of mountains spanning the continent north of the Equator is labeled Mountains of the Moon with the Mountains of Kong further west. Hand coloring and engraved lines are used to denote regions including Hottentots, Zanguebar, the Great Desert (Sahara), Congo, etc. Fine engraving by Young & Delleker.


Condition: A

Pastel coloring and impression on thick paper. A little marginal foxing, one just touching upper border.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/1/2004