* FINLEY, Anthony (ca 1790-1840), A New General Atlas, Comprising a Complete Set of Maps representing the Grand Divisions of the Globe...Compiled from the Best Authorities, and Corrected by the Most Recent Discoveries. Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1830.
4to (346 x 272 mm). Engraved title, engraved list of contents, letterpress statistical table, 58 hand-colored engraved maps, 2 hand-colored engraved plates showing comparative heights of mountains and lengths of rivers. (Some spotting, a few foremargins with light chipping.) Original half red roan, marbled boards, printed label to upper cover (worn, spine defective, upper hinge starting). Later edition. CONTEMPORARY AD FOR NEW MAPS BY FINLEY tipped to paste-down; additional letterpress poem tipped to paste-down ("The Carrier's Address to the Patrons of the Pittsburgh Conference Journal, January 1, 1835). RARE: According to American Book Prices Current, only four copies of this atlas have appeared on the market at auction in the last 40 years.
Estimate $ 800-1,200
Provenance: Georgianna Brohanier (gift inscription from Noah Lane).
Property from the Collection of Richard Coy, Ann Arbor, Michigan