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Scarce map of the Leeward Islands, published by John Arrowsmith.

Detailed map of the Leeward Islands, from western Puerto Rico, Culebra and the Virgin Islands to Dominica, published in London by Arrowsmith.

One of the few maps to provide a number of place names on St. Barts.

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.