Auction 97, Lot 81

"North America", Finley, Anthony

Subject: North America

Period: 1826 (published)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 11.2 inches
22.1 x 28.4 cm

Fine pastel full-wash coloring depicts country claims. Russian Possessions extend from Alaska all the way into British Columbia, the southern portion here named New Caledonia. The United States extend to Oregon Territory and the Canadian/U.S. border is left blank in the west. Numerous Indian tribes are located. L. Timpanogos is large and extends into Snake Indian territory in today's Idaho. Here L. Salade is the source of the Buenaventura River that flows into the Pacific at San Francisco, here call the Bay of Sr. F. Drake. The Great Basin is labeled Unexplored Country. Canada is labeled Rupert's Land. A very nice example of a map that is increasingly scarce.


Condition: A

Nice, strong color on sound paper with good margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/5/2001