Fine example of John Arrowsmith's map of Egypt, from his London Atlas.
Includes significant details along the Nile, caravan and trade routes, etc. Interesting notes include "Desert of Moving Sands," "Djewaby Arabs" and "Camel Breeders for the Esneh Market."
Arrowsmith's map is one of the best commercial atlas maps of the period and benefits from many contemporary sources. The map shows South America at the tail end of the time period when it was reshaped by decades of revolution and political upheaval.
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.