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Chart Of The West Indies And Spanish Dominions In North America. Arrowsmith, Aaron, 1803

Chart Of The West Indies And Spanish Dominions In North America. / Arrowsmith, Aaron / 1803
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Full Title: Chart Of The West Indies And Spanish Dominions In North America. By A. Arrowsmith, 1803. Jones Smith & Co. sc. Beaufort Buildgs. Strand. London Published June 1st 1803 by A. Arrowsmith No. 24 Rathbone Place. To Admiral John Willett Payne, A distinguished Native of the West Indies ... This Chart is respectfully Dedicated by his most obedient Servt. A. Arrowsmith.

Author: Arrowsmith, Aaron

Date: 1803

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Author: Arrowsmith, Aaron

Date: 1803

Short Title: Chart Of The West Indies And Spanish Dominions In North America.

Publisher: London: A. Arrowsmith

Type: Chart Map

Object Height cm: 120

Object Width cm: 190

Scale 1: 2,700,000

Note: The first edition, including Mexico to the Pacific, and with the dedication to Admiral John Willett Payne. In four sheets. Countries are outlined in color. The 1810 second and later editions only extend to the east coast of Mexico, presumably because Arrowsmith published his large map of Mexico in 1810. In its coverage of Mexico and Central America, this map is the largest scale and most accurate map of those areas published to date, preceding Pike's and Humboldt's maps by several years. It seems odd that Humboldt would criticize Arrowsmith for copying his map of New Spain, when Arrowsmith produced his own map (this West Indies Map) which included substantial portions of Mexico several years before Humboldt's map was issued. There are many differences between this map's rendering of Mexico and the 1810 Map of Mexico - the later map has more and better detail, but the earlier rendition is still impressive. Stevens and Tree only list two editions, 1803 and 1810, but Phillips lists an 1811 (P-Maps) and an 1816 (atlases). There probably were others.

Reference: Stevens & Tree 89 (a); Streeter Texas 1301; P-Maps 1061 (1811 edition); Tooley, MCC 68, #185.

World Area: West Indies ; Central America

Country: Mexico

Full Title: Chart Of The West Indies And Spanish Dominions In North America. By A. Arrowsmith, 1803. Jones Smith & Co. sc. Beaufort Buildgs. Strand. London Published June 1st 1803 by A. Arrowsmith No. 24 Rathbone Place. To Admiral John Willett Payne, A distinguished Native of the West Indies ... This Chart is respectfully Dedicated by his most obedient Servt. A. Arrowsmith.

List No: 4121.000

Series No: 1

Engraver or Printer: Jones Smith & Co.

Published In: Chart Of The West Indies And Spanish Dominions In North America. By A. Arrowsmith, 1803. Jones Smith & Co. sc. Beaufort Buildgs. Strand. London Published June 1st 1803 by A. Arrowsmith No. 24 Rathbone Place. To Admiral John Willett Payne, A distinguished Native of the West Indies ... This Chart is respectfully Dedicated by his most obedient Servt. A. Arrowsmith.

Publication Author: Arrowsmith, Aaron

Publication Date: 1803

Publication Reference: Stevens & Tree 89 (a); Streeter Texas 1301; P-Maps 1061 (1811 edition); Tooley, MCC 68, #185.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 4121.000

Publication Type: Chart Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 120

Publication Width cm: 190

Image No: 4121000

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