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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Arrowsmith, Aaron; Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859
Date:
1820
Short Title:
Mexico and Adjacent Provinces.
Publisher:
A. Arrowsmith
London
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
130
Obj Width cm:
160
Scale 1:
2,450,000
Note:
5th ed."Hydrographer to His Majesty." Dated 1810. Four separate sheets dissected into 16 sheets each, with light blue silk edging and linen backing. Streeter is incorrect in calling this the first edition; it is actually the last. The Adams - Onis Treaty line of 1819 is clearly marked; Arrowsmith styled himself "Hydrographer to His Majesty" in 1820 (Tooley); this edition has a road from Queretaro to Panco Valles which does not appear in W.H.'s additions to 1815 edition, as well as other roads and new towns around Mexico City and two small groups of islands off the California Coast that do not appear on the 1810 edition; this edition appears in the Atlas to Thompson's Alcedo, c.1825 copy, in the Bancroft. The mystery is why Arrowsmith did not add "additions to 1820" on the title, and in fact erased the "additions to 1817" that must have appeared on the plate from the most recent changes made before the 1820 changes, thereby leaving only 1810 on the title. With outline color. The sheets fold with marbled end sheets into a new tan cloth folding case 26x18 with "Mexico A. Arrowsmith 1820" stamped on the spine in gold.
Reference:
Streeter Texas 1046, cf 1042 note;Phillips p408.
Country:
Mexico
State/Province:
California; Texas
Full Title:
A New Map Of Mexico And Adjacent Provinces Compiled From Original Documents By A. Arrowsmith. 1810. London, Published 5th October 1810, by A. Arrowsmith 10 Soho Sque. Hydrographer to His Majesty. Engraved by E. Jones ... (inset) Valley Of Mexico From Mr. Humboldt's Map. (inset) Veracruz. (inset) Acapulco.
List No:
2032.000
Engraver or Printer:
Jones, E.
Publication Author:
Arrowsmith, Aaron
Pub Date:
1820
Pub Title:
A New Map Of Mexico And Adjacent Provinces Compiled From Original Documents By A. Arrowsmith. 1810. London, Published 5th October 1810, by A. Arrowsmith 10 Soho Sque. Hydrographer to His Majesty. Engraved by E. Jones ... (inset) Valley Of Mexico From Mr. Humboldt's Map. (inset) Veracruz. (inset) Acapulco.
Pub Reference:
Streeter Texas 1046, cf 1042 note;Phillips p408.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
2032.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Height cm:
130
Pub Width cm:
160
Image No:
2032000
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