Auction 126, Lot 264

"Connecticut", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Connecticut

Period: 1824 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.1 x 8.6 inches
28.2 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.

This detailed map of the state locates the roads, towns and settlements of the day, the majority radiating from Hartford. The eight counties are delineated via hand coloring and engraved lines. Engraved by Young & Delleker.

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Condition: B

Fine color and impression on thick paper. Some scattered foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/3/2008

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