Auction 163, Lot 279

"Georgia", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Georgia

Period: 1829 (circa)

Publication: A New General Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 11.2 inches
21.8 x 28.4 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.

Attractive map of the state that details the roads, towns and settlements of the day. Numerous counties are delineated via hand coloring and engraved lines, and the majority of roads radiate from Greensboro. The northwest corner is unorganized and labeled Cherokee Indians with three missionary stations identified, and to its south are lands identified as Lower Creek Indians. Engraved by Young & Delleker. Finley published his atlases annually between 1824-1834, with one final edition appearing in 1836 (Ristow states his last atlas was 1834).

References: Phillips (Atlases) #752-21; Ristow pp 268-70.

Condition: B+

Original color with light foxing in the upper portion of the image.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/14/2017