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The Galapagos Islands and Other Parts of South America based upon observations by the H.M.S. Beagle -- Charles Darwin's Voyage (1831-1836)

A marvelous highly detailed map of South America, colored by countries.

The map includes 4 large inset maps:

  • Galapagos Islands.  By the Officers of H.M.S. Beagle 1835.
  • Port San Carlos.  By the Officers of H.M.S. Beagle 1835.
  • Falkland Islands.   By the Officers of H.M.S. Beagle 1834. 
  • (Patagonia) (Inhabited by wandering tribes of Indians)

The map is dedicated to Captain Hugh Fitz Roy, who captained the H.M.S. Beagle on its first two voyages, including the 1831-36 Voyage around the world, made most famous by the writings of Charles Darwin.

Arrowsmith's map is perhaps the single most detailed atlas map of the period.

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.