Auction 163, Lot 312

"Maine", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Maine

Period: 1829 (circa)

Publication: A New General Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 11.3 inches
21.8 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.

Attractive map of the state that details the roads, towns and settlements of the day. County configuration is current to approximately 1827, with the addition of Waldo County from Hancock, Lincoln, Kennebec, and Penobscot. 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) #752-7; Ristow pp 268-70.

Condition: B+

Original color with light scattered foxing and minor soiling confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/14/2017