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Auction 164, Lot 316

Miniature Pocket Map of the State

"Ohio", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Ohio

Period: 1829 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 11.2 inches
22.1 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.

This tiny pocket map of the state measures a mere 2" x 3.5" when folded into its original covers. Counties are attractively delineated with original hand color, and towns, cities, and numerous wagon roads are beautifully engraved. The northwest corner of the state near Michigan Territory includes numerous forts including Brown, Defiance, Portage, and Meigs. County development is current to approximately 1826, with several recently formed counties depicted, including Marion, Seneca, Crawford, and Holmes. Engraved by Young & Delleker. According to Ristow, this same map was issued in various editions of Finley's A New General Atlas from 1824-1834. The map is dated 1829 based upon an advertisement for other Finley maps on the front pastedown. Folds into leather boards with gilt title on front cover.

References: cf. Ristow pp 268-70.

Condition: B

Issued folding with scattered foxing and numerous fold separations that have been repaired on verso with archival tape. Covers have some minor stains and moderate wear.

Estimate: $450 - $550


Closed on 9/13/2017