Arrowsmith, Aaron (1750–1823)

Cartographer of Soho Square, London, renowned for his 1790 large chart of the world. Among Arrowsmith’s other productions were A Map Exhibiting All the New Discoveries in the Interior Parts of North America (1795, rev. 1801, 1802, 1804), Chart of the South Pacific (1798) and A New Map of Africa (1802). Southey employed him to make an accurate map of South America for the first volume of his History of Brazil and suggested several books as sources for information about geographical locations. In the end, it was the second volume of Southey’s history, published in 1817, which contained Arrowsmith’s Map of Brazil and Paraguay with the Adjoining Countries.

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