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Publisher: ARROWSMITH, John.
Title: North America.
Published in: London, ca. 1800
   
Size: 9.4 x 15.0 inches.
24.0 x 38.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In very good condition. Light water stains.
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John Arrowsmith's map of North America at the turn of the nineteenth century. It shows very little exploration west of the Mississippi River, and 'Louisiana' stretches from the Gulf of Mexico up to the Canadian borders, bounded only by the Rocky Mountains to the west.

John Arrowsmith (1790- 1873) was an English geographer (mapmaker) and member of the Arrowsmith family of geographers. He was born at Winston, County Durham.
In 1810 he joined his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. In 1821, they published a map of North America using a combination of a maps obtained from the Hudson's Bay Company and Aaron's own previous work.
After his uncle died in 1823, the business was carried on by his sons Aaron and Samuel Arrowsmith until 1839 when John Arrowsmith took over the business.




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