Auction 112, Lot 702

"Egypt", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 11.2 inches
22.1 x 28.4 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.

Handsome map detailing the region from the mouth of the Nile through Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt ending at Assauan on the Nile. Locates scores of villages and settlements along the Nile. Names the Oasis Parva and Oasis Magni in the great Desert of Selima. Finley engraved by Young & Delleker.


Condition: B

A few light foxing spots with more in upper margin, else fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/28/2005