Philadelphia: Published by Anthony Finley, 1834. Title, index leaf, printed table leaf, sixty-two engraved maps, handsomely colored. Folio. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, expertly rebacked, original printed label on front cover. Wear and rubbing at edges and corners. Soiling on titlepage, small chip in lower forecorner of titlepage. Minor offsetting on a few maps in the European section; all American maps very clean. Maps beautifully colored. Overall very good. Item #WRCAM27415
A handsome American atlas. Despite the grand title, twenty-four of the maps illustrate states, as follows: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri. There are also maps of the United States, Canada, Mexico (then including Texas, California, and the Southwest), the West Indies, and South America, and three hemispheric projections. Fifteen more of the maps are devoted to the countries of Europe, six to Asia, and two to Africa (one of the continent and one of Egypt). All of the maps are nicely executed and carefully colored by hand, showing different counties in the American maps, and provinces elsewhere. The American maps also show post roads. The first appearance of Finley's atlas was in 1824, with sixty maps. PHILLIPS ATLASES 752 (1829 ed).