A New American Atlas.] FINLEY, Anthony (1790-1840). Published by [Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1826]., 1826

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A New American Atlas.]
FINLEY, Anthony (1790-1840).
Published by [Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1826]., 1826

12mo., (6 1/8 x 4 4/8 inches). Issued without a title-page, but with letterpress index and population tables as pastedowns. 15 fine engraved folding hand-coloured numbered maps on 14 sheets of onionskin paper (20 6/8 x 16 6/8 inches to the neat line), engraved by J.H. Young after D.H. Vance, dated 1825-1826, all mounted on guards and interleaved with blanks (map 12 loose, some short tears at folds). Original publisher's red roan wallet gilt, the flap lined with green roan (a little worn at the extremities with minor loss). THE SCARCE POCKET ISSUE of, and issued in the same year as, Finley's important American atlas. A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COPY of a notoriously fragile book. The maps are of : "North America", "United States", "Maine, New-Hampshire, & Vermont", "Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhose-Island", "New York", "Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & Delaware", "Virginia and Maryland", N. and S. Carolina and Georgia", "Louisiana, Mississippi, & Alabama", Kentucky and Tennessee", "Missouri & Territory of Arkansas", "Florida and Elevation of Mountains" with "West Indies", and "South America". Finley published pocket maps of the United States, and of each state until 1831, when he sold his map and atlas copyrights to S. Augustus Mitchell, who reissued this "American Atlas" only once, in 1831, but continued to issue the pocket maps, with updates, until about 1850. Howes F140 (recording the folio issue). Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 002411