C1834

Holland & Belgium

Mapmaker:

John Arrowsmith (1790 - 1873)

$A 150

In stock

S/N: TLANG-ARROW-10–187739
(LF07)

Full Title:

Holland & Belgium

Date:

C1834

Mapmaker:

John Arrowsmith (1790 - 1873)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

480mm 
x 600mm

Paper Size: 

650mm 
x 540mm

Description:

Very detailed large scale map of Belgium and Holland by one of the most famous British mapmakers.

From Arrowsmith, The London Atlas of New Geography.

John Arrowsmith (1790 - 1873)

Arrowsmith was an important English cartographer who flourished at a time of rapid British colonial expansion. Arrowsmith was born at Winston, County Durham. In 1810 he moved to London and worked his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. After his uncle died in 1823 he set up on his own account. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society 4th August 1830 and became unofficial cartographer for the society for forty three years. He took over the old Arrowsmith premises at 10 Soho Square after the death of his cousin Samuel Arrowsmith in 1839, buying the old Arrowsmith plates, manuscripts and copyrights at auction.

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