Striking example of Arrowsmith's rare map the region North of the Himalayas.
A highly detailed map of Northern Asia, taking in Mongolia, Tibet, Bhutan, Tartary, Siberia and Manchuria. Part of Japan engraved also.
The map provides a highly detailed depiction of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Punjab and the regions to the north.
The map appeared in Arrowsmith's London Atlas, one of the most popular English atlases of the mid-19th Century.
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.