Finely executed map published by a British Parliamentary Committee report on the Hudson's Bay Company.
The map provides an exceptional overview of the location of the Indian Nations in North America, with the exception of the western part of the United States. The table notes 14 Indian tribes formerly east of the Mississippi, most of whom have been resettled to the west, with 3 (Catawba, Uchee and Natchez) noted as "extinct." Separate tables show the populations of various nations.
The parliamentary report for which the map was prepared resulted in the HBC being stripped of their exclusive rights in south central Canada (in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba), with the land being turned over to Canada for settlement.
John (1790-1873) operated his own independent business after his uncle, Aaron Arrowsmith, died. After 1839, John moved into the Soho premises of his uncle and cousins. John enjoyed considerable recognition in the geography and exploration community. Like Aaron, John was a founder member of the RGS and would serve as its unofficial cartographer for 43 years. Several geographical features in Australia and Canada are named after him. He died in 1873 and the majority of his stock was eventually bought by Edward Stanford, who co-founded the Stanford’s map shop that is still open in Covent Garden, London today.