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Finley, Anthony [publisher]
A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, DESIGNED PRINCIPALLY TO ILLUSTRATE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA; IN WHICH EVERY COUNTY IN EACH STATE AND TERRITORY OF THE UNION IS ACCURATELY DELINEATED, AS FAR AS AT PRESENT KNOWN: THE WHOLE COMPILED FROM THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC INFORMATION. PHILADELPHIA: ANTHONY FINLEY, 1826 [MAPS DATED 1824-1826]
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT
81
Finley, Anthony [publisher]
A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, DESIGNED PRINCIPALLY TO ILLUSTRATE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA; IN WHICH EVERY COUNTY IN EACH STATE AND TERRITORY OF THE UNION IS ACCURATELY DELINEATED, AS FAR AS AT PRESENT KNOWN: THE WHOLE COMPILED FROM THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC INFORMATION. PHILADELPHIA: ANTHONY FINLEY, 1826 [MAPS DATED 1824-1826]
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York

Finley, Anthony [publisher]
A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, DESIGNED PRINCIPALLY TO ILLUSTRATE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA; IN WHICH EVERY COUNTY IN EACH STATE AND TERRITORY OF THE UNION IS ACCURATELY DELINEATED, AS FAR AS AT PRESENT KNOWN: THE WHOLE COMPILED FROM THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC INFORMATION. PHILADELPHIA: ANTHONY FINLEY, 1826 [MAPS DATED 1824-1826]
Letterpress title and index, extra-illustrated with small format letterpress label on green paper mounted on rear pastedown titled "Population of the Principal Cities...". ILLUSTRATION: 15 hand-colored engraved maps on 14 double-page sheets, by J.H.Young after D.H.Vance and others. 

Folio (19 x 12 3/4 in.; 483 x 324 mm). BINDING: Publisher's red half morocco, upper cover with centrally-placed morocco label lettered in gilt with border in gilt and blind.

Occasional light off-setting to maps, clean split to fold of "North America" map, "Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama" map with closed marginal tear. Binding with extremities rubbed. Modern cloth box, morocco lettering piece.


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Literature

Phillips, Atlases 1378; Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers p.270

Catalogue Note

FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF ONE OF THE HANDSOMEST AND MOST IMPORTANT AMERICAN ATLASES OF THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY.

The printing plates were subsequently purchased by S.A. Mitchell, who brought out new revised editions under his name from 1831. The maps show one or more states to a sheet, and were among the best of the period. Included are maps of Florida, and the mid-West at an early stage of development.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York