Auction 157, Lot 199

"[Lot of 3] Maryland [and] Virginia [and] North Carolina", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1827 (circa)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 8.7 inches
28.7 x 22.1 cm

This lot features three state maps from Finley's New General Atlas. Each is delineated by county and shows good detail of roads, towns and settlements. Finely engraved by Young & Delleker. According to Ristow, Finley published his atlases between 1824 to 1834, with separate issues published in the years 1824, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33 and 1834.

A. Maryland. This attractive map appears to be up-to-date to circa 1822 - the land gain from Ann Arundel is not noted here. Locates District of Columbia, and all towns and cities.

B. Virginia. This handsome map shows development primarily east of the Allegheny Mountains, but the entire state (which includes today's West Virginia) is divided by county with county seats assigned to all. County orientation suggests the map is up-to-date to 1824 with the addition of Logan County in present-day southwestern West Virginia.

C. North Carolina. County configurations are up-to-date to circa 1822 with the addition of Davidson County in the middle of the state.

References: Ristow pp. 268-270.

Condition: B+

Original color with light toning, a few faint spots in the image, and a small stain in the lower left corner of the Maryland and Virginia maps.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $230

Closed on 5/4/2016