Auction 121, Lot 255

"Mississippi", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Mississippi

Period: 1833 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 11.3 inches
21.6 x 28.7 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.

A nice example of this map with vivid coloring and good detail. This map shows the state with its counties mostly in the southern half with Washington, Kazoo, Madison and Monroe the exceptions. Most of the northern half of the state is in the possession of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian tribes. The Old Natchez Road, Robison Road and Jackson's Road are located, as are many tribal agencies and missionary stations. Engraved by Young & Delleker.


Condition: B+

Some minor marginal damp stains with a hint in the map.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/26/2007