C1842

The Inland Navigation, Rail Roads, Geology and Minerals of England & Wales.

Arriving in London in 1810 Arrowsmith immediately joined his uncle’s cartographic firm. His first publication was his celebrated London Atlas, which became one of the most admired atlases of the period. He was one of the founders of the Royal … Read Full Description

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The Inland Navigation, Rail Roads, Geology and Minerals of England & Wales.

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C1842

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The Inland Navigation, Rail Roads, Geology and Minerals of England & Wales. - Antique Print from 1842

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1842

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Arriving in London in 1810 Arrowsmith immediately joined his uncle’s cartographic firm. His first publication was his celebrated London Atlas, which became one of the most admired atlases of the period. He was one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society and served on the council until he retired. In 1863 he received the patron’s gold medal for his contribution to geographic sciences. This map of China is a superb example of Arrowsmith’s meticulous style and remains one of the finest nineteenth century maps of the area.

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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