FINLEY, Anthony (c.1790-1840) (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]. Folio. (19 x 13 inches). Letterpress title and index. 15 hand-coloured engraved maps on 14 double-page sheets, by J.H.Young after D.H.Vance and others. (Small repair to upper margin of title-page).
Publisher's red half morocco, upper cover with centrally-placed red morocco label lettered in gilt with border in gilt and blind, modern cloth box, morocco lettering piece.
First and only edition of one of the most handsome and 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.
Phillips Atlases 1378; Ristow American Maps and Mapmakers p.270.