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Auction 168, Lot 251

"Kentucky", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Kentucky

Period: 1829 (circa)

Publication: A New General Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 8.8 inches
29 x 22.4 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. County configuration is current to approximately 1824, with the addition of Spencer County from Shelby, Bullet, and Nelson counties in the central part of the state. 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) #752-24; Ristow pp 268-70.

Condition: B+

Original color with light scattered foxing adjacent to the right border.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/6/2018