Auction 112, Lot 242

"Kentucky", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Kentucky

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 8.6 inches
28.7 x 21.8 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 showing the counties organized up to this period. Details the roads, towns and settlements, rivers and political divisions. Locates the Cumberland Gap. Engraved by Young & Delleker.


Condition: B

Crisp impression and fine original full color and full margins. A little light foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/28/2005