Auction 112, Lot 207

"Alabama", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Alabama

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 11.3 inches
21.6 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.

Fine early map of the state with only 35 counties. Two large regions in the east are unorganized and labeled Cherokee Indians, and Upper Creek Indians. A detailed map of the state that shows the roads, towns and settlements of the day. Finely engraved by Young & Delleker and colored in vivid pastel shades.


Condition: B

A couple areas of foxing or light staining, more in margins, else fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/28/2005