Anthony Finley. "Pennsylvania." From A New General Atlas.
Philadelphia: A. Finley, 1825. 8 1/2 x 11 1/4. Engraving by Young & Delleker. Original hand coloring. Very good condition.
In the 1820s, Anthony Finley produced a series of fine atlases in the then leading American cartographic center, Philadelphia. Finley's work is a good example of the quality that American publishers were beginning to obtain. Each map is elegantly presented, with crisp and clear engraving and very attractive pastel hand shading. Topographical and political information is copious, including counties, towns, rivers, roads and so on. Finley's work is a good example of the quality that American publishers were beginning to obtain in the early decades of the century. Finley was very concerned to depict as up-to-date information as was possible, and thus his map presents an accurate picture of Pennsylvania in the 1820s. An excellent map from the nascent American cartographic world.