Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1824. Young & Delleker. First. hardcover. Atlas. Illustrated with 58 hand colored engraved maps and 2 charts. Small folio (13.5" x 10.75"); publisher's half leather and marbled boards; spine is gilded in 6 compartments, faded; original printed green paper label on cover. Second issue of first edition. All engravings by Young & Delleker. Some wear to edges, minor dampstaining to endpaper and title page. Minor scattered foxing in margins, images mostly unaffected. Severe foxing to map of South America. Owner signature in pen on title page (John L. Brune ?). Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1824. very good.
Anthony Finley (c. 1790-1840) was a prominent American cartographic publisher in the early 19th century. "A New General Atlas" was well received and praised for its clearness and accuracy. Plates in this edition include 27 maps of North America (including Georgia, New England states, New York and Mexico), 17 of Europe and 8 of Asia, Africa and South America. Western and Eastern Hemispheres are also included, plus the world on the Mercator Projection. The 2 charts are comparative of mountains and rivers around the world.