Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 346

"Kentucky", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Kentucky

Period: 1824 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 8.8 inches
28.7 x 22.4 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.

Fine and early map of the state showing the counties organized up to this period. Kentucky and Tennessee are almost always shown on the same map, so it is uncommon to find one with just Kentucky alone. The cleanly engraved map details the roads, towns and settlements, rivers and political divisions. The Cumberland Gap is graphically delineated. Engraved by Young & Delleker.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with a bit of minor foxing, mostly in blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/6/2007