Rare map of the Americas
- Map of America By A. Arrowsmith Hydrographer to His Majesty 1822.
- ARROWSMITH, Aaron
- A. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square,
- Publication place
- Publication date
- 1822. Additions to 1824.
- 1980 by 1630mm (78 by 64.25 inches).
Large engraved map on four sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, in two sections, fine original outline hand-colour, inset of Cape Horn, folding into original blue paper slipcase, with manuscript label.
The map displays detailed information of the Hudson Bay Company's discoveries on the Columbia River and the Upper Missouri Regions. The coastal details along the Northwest coast of America are significantly better than the prior edition of Arrowsmith's map of North America.
The Fairbanks example of the map was used in the International Boundary Tribunal for the Alaskan Boundary and there is reference to the map in the US Supreme Court arbitration of a seal fur dispute (Fur seal arbitration, Volume 15, by the Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration, United States. 53d Congress, 2d session, Senate).
Not in OCLC. The only example of this map that we have been able to locate is in the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.