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Auction 165, Lot 281

"Ohio ", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Ohio

Period: 1827 (circa)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 11.1 inches
21.6 x 28.2 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 map has original hand color by county. Beautifully engraved to show towns and cities as well as early roads. County development suggests a date of circa 1826, with several recently formed counties depicted, including Marion, Seneca, Crawford, and Holmes. 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.

Condition: A

Clean and bright with binding holes confined to the left blank margin.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 11/15/2017