Auction 112, Lot 240

"Indiana", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Indiana

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 11.3 inches
21.8 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 38 counties. The top third of the state is unorganized with reference to Ottaway, Miami, Delaware, and Pottawatomie Indians. Detailed map of the state shows the roads, towns and settlements with most of the settlement and roads in the lower third of the state. Finely engraved by Young & Delleker.


Condition: A

Very nice impression and fine original pastel color with original margins. Bit of faint foxing, mostly in blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/28/2005