Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 385

"South Carolina", Finley, Anthony

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11.2 x 8.6 inches
28.4 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 delineating only 28 counties with details of the roads, towns and settlements. Finely engraved by Young & Delleker with rich and vivid original pastel coloring.


Condition: A

Crisp, early impression with light surface soiling or foxing in blank areas of map, still very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/6/2007