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Attractive map of the region centered on the Red Sea and showing the upper Nile, beyond the Cataracts.

The map extends to Somalia, Sudan and Darfur in the west and to Yemen and the Sea of Bab-El-Mandeb in the south.

A number of trade routes are located in the interior, with a depiction of the topography, rivers, etc.


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.