"South Carolina", Finley, Anthony
Subject: South Carolina
Period: 1827 (circa)
Publication: A New General Atlas
Color: Hand Color
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 fine early map of the state delineates only 28 counties. The county configuration pre-dates 1826, when Pendleton was split into Anderson and Pickens. It details the roads, towns, and settlements. Finely engraved by Young & Delleker. Finley published his atlases between 1824 to 1834, with separate issues published in the years 1824, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33, and 34, according to Ristow.
References: Ristow, pp 268-70.
A dark impression on a clean sheet with a few tiny edge tears confined to the blank margins.