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Stock# 57465
Description

Detailed map of America, featuring a large stovepipe Texas, Russian America, 54-40 or fight border, mythical rivers flowing from San Francisco Bay toward Salt Lake and a host of other details. Attractive wash colors.

Excellent detail in Canada and the Transmississippi West.  

While the map is dated 1854, it retains the early configuration.

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.