Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: Asiatic Archipelago, By J. Arrowsmith. (with) inset map of the I. of Singapore. (Map) 34. London, Pubd. 15 Feby. 1842, by J. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square.

Collection: 
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author: 
Arrowsmith, John
Date: 
1844
Short Title: 
Asiatic Archipelago.
Publisher: 
John Arrowsmith London
Type: 
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 
50
Obj Width cm: 
61
Scale 1: 
9,500,000
Note: 
In outline color. Note discusses the possession of the Island of Singapore by the British. Second note below the island of Lombock states, "Volcano of Tumbora in Sumbawa Island. A tremendous eruption of this Vol. exceeding any thing (sic) on record of the same nature, took place, April 1815...(240 miles West of the Vol.) ashes fell to the depth of 8 inches."
World Area: 
Asia
Country: 
Indonesia; Malaysia
Region: 
Southeast Asia
Full Title: 
Asiatic Archipelago, By J. Arrowsmith. (with) inset map of the I. of Singapore. (Map) 34. London, Pubd. 15 Feby. 1842, by J. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square.
List No: 
4613.034
Series No: 
37
Publication Author: 
Arrowsmith, John
Pub Date: 
1844
Pub Title: 
The London Atlas of Universal Geography, Exhibiting the Physical & Political Divisions of the Various Countries of the World, Constructed from Original Materials. Is most respectfully dedicated to his venerable Friend John Middleton Esqr. As a testimony of Gratitude and Esteem, By his much Obliged & Humble Servant, John Arrowsmith, F.R.G.S & R.A.S. 40 Soho Square, London. London, Pubd. by J. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square 1842.
Pub Reference: 
None found - see Streeter Texas 1373A, Wheat 451, Martin & Martin 32 for the Texas map.
Pub Note: 
This atlas is remarkable for its understated elegance and clarity. It is one of the first truly "modern" atlases of the nineteenth century. This is the fifty sheet 1842 edition, with fifteen maps added including the second state of the rare Map of Texas (1843) and several maps dated 1844. This edition of this atlas is unrecorded in Verner, Phillips, National Maritime Museum, and the British Museum World. The fourteen other additional maps include interesting maps of Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean. Bound with half-leather brown boards with "The London Atlas, by J. Arrowsmith." embossed on the cover.
Pub List No: 
4613.000
Pub Type: 
World Atlas
Pub Maps: 
65
Pub Height cm: 
56
Pub Width cm: 
38
Image No: 
4613034
Institution: 
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: 
Copyright 2000
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