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1840 John Arrowsmith

Arrowsmith's London Atlas Map of the Florida, the West Indies & Central America

Nice example of this fine map of Florida, the Caribbean and Central America, published in Arrowsmith's London Atlas.

In Florida, the map notes the "Cape Florida Settlement", a precursor name to Miami, occupied by a group of squatters living across the river from Fort Dallas.

"British Honduras" is shown, the pre-cursor name for Belize.


John Arrowsmith Biography

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.