Auction 112, Lot 302

"Mexico", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

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.

This terrific, detailed map delineates mountains, watershed and towns. Baja is Old California and to the north are New California and New Albion. Features numerous Indian tribes including Moqui (Hopi), Yamaya, Yabipias, Apaches, Nochi, etc. The large, mythical Lake Timpanogos appears in the region of Utah. A smaller Salt Lake is the source of the erroneous Buenaventura River that flows into the Pacific at San Francisco. Another mythical river, the River San Felipe originates in southern Utah and flows to the Pacific Ocean below Monterey Bay. Nicely engraved by Young & Delleker.

References: Phillips (A) #4314-31; Day #1470A and 1505.

Condition: B

Crisp impression with original color and original margins. A few light scattered foxing spots, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/28/2005