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Rare map of the Americas

Title
Map of America By A. Arrowsmith Hydrographer to His Majesty 1822.
Author
ARROWSMITH, Aaron
Publisher
A. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
1822. Additions to 1824.
Dimensions
1980 by 1630mm (78 by 64.25 inches).
Price
SOLD
Reference
1093

Description

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.

Notes

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.