Auction 116, Lot 263

"Maine", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Maine

Period: 1826 (circa)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 11.4 inches
21.6 x 29 cm

This fine, early map of the state shows only 9 counties. Waldo county, formed in 1827, is not shown on the map suggesting this is from the 1826 edition. Roads, towns and settlements of the day are detailed. Beautifully engraved by Young & Delleker and colored in vivid pastel shades. Finley published his atlases between 1824 to 1834, with separate issues published in the years 1824, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33 and 1834, according to Ristow.

References: Ristow pp 268 - 270.

Condition: A+

A fine example with lovely original hand coloring, full margins and crisp, early impression. A little marginal toning.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/20/2006

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