We have for sale this beautiful and important original antique map of South Australia by John Arrowsmith. “The Maritime Portion of South Australia, from Captn Flinders & from more recent surveys made by the Survr Genl of the Colonies by John Arrowsmith.” “London, Published Feby. 5th 1840 … 10 Soho Square.” It includes the City of Adelaide and North Adelaide, Nepean and Encounter Bays.
The archival quality framing features matting with Italian marbled paper and a gold leaf band with seven ink lines. The piece is framed in an Italian teak frame and glazed with Museum Glass for 99% UV protection and amazing clarity.
Outside Frame Size: 95cm x 85cm
John Arrowsmith (1790–1873) was an English geographer (mapmaker) and member of the Arrowsmith family of geographers. He was born at Winston, County Durham.
In 1810 he joined his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. In 1821, they published a map of North America using a combination of maps obtained from the Hudson’s Bay Company and Aaron’s own previous work. After his uncle died in 1823, the business was carried on by his sons, Aaron and Samuel Arrowsmith, until 1839 when John Arrowsmith took over the business. In 1834 John published his London Atlas, which were the best set of such maps then in existence. He followed the atlas with a long series of elaborate and carefully executed maps, those of Australia, America, Africa and India being especially valuable. In 1863 he received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society, of which body he was one of the founders.
For more information and details of this map (1840/1) visit – http://www.asmp.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/biogs/E000055b.htm