A Closer Look at Arrowsmith’s 1834 Map

From the David Rumsey Map Collection

Details from a map published 180 years ago by John Arrowsmith, 1834. He was to later become one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Collection name: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Scale: 1 :650,000
Note : Engraved map. Hand colored boundaries. Relief shown by hachures. “This map is with permission copied from the original M.S. surveys in the Colonial Office, and in the Van Diemen’s Land Company’s Office.”
Reference : Tooley, R.V. The mapping of Australia and Antarctica (2nd ed.), p. 18 no. 117, p. 299 no. 95-96.
Country : Australia
Region : Tasmania
Full Title : Van Diemens Land, by J. Arrowsmith. London, pubd. 15 Feby. 1834 by J. Arrowsmith.

Publication Author : Arrowsmith, John
Pub Date : 1838
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. 35, Essex Street, Strand, London. London, pubd. by J. Arrowsmith … 1838.