“Russia in Asia.” From A New General Atlas. Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1830. 11 1/4 x 8 5/8. Engravings by Young & Delleker. Full original hand-color. Full margins. Very good condition.
Early in the nineteenth century, Anthony Finley was a great popularizer of maps out of Philadelphia and one of the leading cartographic publishers in America. His copper engraved maps are noted for their crisp appearance and interesting detail. These maps of Russia are typical of his work. Towns, rivers, and and other topographical features are noted. Also indicated, with contrasting shades, are the political divisions of the nation. The bright color make these maps as attractive as they are informative.