Scarce later state of this interesting large scale map of Eastern Canada and New England, published by John Arrowsmith in London.
The map includes the area around the St. Lawrence River, along with New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Id., with a large inset of Newfoundland. Nice detail is also shown in New England.
The Arrowsmith Family (Aaron and John) were the preeminent British Mapmakers during the first half of the 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.