C1810

Asie Par Arrowsmith

Initially a land surveyor and worked for other map publishers. In 1790 he set up on his own as a publisher and engraver. His first map was a world map showing all the recent discoveries and foreshadowed his future direction. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Asie Par Arrowsmith

Date:

C1810

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

290mm 
x 230mm
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Asie Par Arrowsmith - Antique Map from 1810

Genuine antique
dated:

1810

Description:

Initially a land surveyor and worked for other map publishers. In 1790 he set up on his own as a publisher and engraver. His first map was a world map showing all the recent discoveries and foreshadowed his future direction. All his working life he produced maps with the most recent discoveries and information. These were supplied from information given by explorers and travellers who often gave him their manuscripts to include in his maps. Original copper engraving. Scarce.

Aaron Arrowsmith (1750 - 1823)

"Easily the foremost cartographer of his time" (Tooley) The Arrowsmiths were the leading British map publishers in the early 19th century founded by Aaron Arrowsmith. Born in an impoverished family, at Winston, Durham, 14 July 1750. He came to London about 1770 and although self taught he established himself as a land surveyor and worked for other publishers such as Faden and Cary. In 1790 he set up in his own establishment in Castle Street, Long Acre as a publisher and engraver. His first production was A Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection, Showing all the New Discoveries. This was published on 1 April 1790, and fore-shadowed the direction of his contribution to geography. He was to concentrate his considerable energies on the production of large scale general charts, recording of the latest geographical discoveries. His maps were sold singularly in sheets or collections but not in published atlas format and were constantly revised. He was Hydrographer to the Prince of Wales from about 1810 and subsequently Hydrographer to George IV. He used the material of important contemporary explorers such as Bass, Flinders and Colnett and had the confidence of travellers who sent him their manuscripts or information for inclusion in his maps. He received assistance from Dalrymple, Rennell, the Hudson Bay Company, the Ordance Office and the East India Company.

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