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<blockquote> Aaron Arrowsmith was a prominent English cartographer, engraver, and publisher, who created about two hundred maps during his illustrious career. He became hydrographer to the Prince of Wales around 1810, and to the King in 1820. Samuel LEwis, noted American draftsman, penman, cartographer, and geographer, published both independently and jointly with Arrowsmith. Samuel Lewis "is to be especially remembered as the draftsman who put in form for publication the celebrated map (originally drawn by William Clark) that in 1814 gave to the world its first detailed reflection of the American Northwest, as Lewis and Clark had pictured it." <ref> Wheat, vol. II, p.5, footnote 3; see also Wheat 316 and 217. Cohen, p. 80. Phillips A-718 </ref> </blockquote>
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''A New and Elegant General Atlas'' was created by [[wikipedia:Aaron Arrowsmith|Aaron Arrowsmith]] (1750 &ndash; 1823), a renowned eighteenth century cartographer and Samuel Lewis (1753/54 &ndash; 1822) of whom nothing else is known. A man of high standards, Arrowsmith was constantly making revisions to ensure that his maps were as up to date because the admiralty and the throne of England used many of them. Arrowsmith personally completed the artwork for the maps as well, leading his maps to be well-known for their artistic beauty. After his death in 1823, his son Aaron continued Arrowsmith's work.<ref>Elizabeth Baigent, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/698?docPos=1 Arrowsmith, Aaron, the elder (1750)-1823), cartographer and map publisher]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed October 9, 2013.</ref>
  
==Bibliographic Information==
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[[File:ArrowsmithANewAndElegantGeneralAtlas1804Inscription.jpg|left|thumb|350px|<center>Inscription, front free endpaper.</center>]]
'''Author:''' Aaron Arrowsmith
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Arrowsmith's ''New and Elegant General Atlas'', published in 1804, contains sixty-five maps. It exemplifies the simplistic beauty for which Arrowsmith’s maps were known and incorporates recent discoveries made at the time it was published.
  
'''Title:''' A New And Elegant General Atlas: Comprising All the New Discoveries, to the Present Time: Containing Sixty-Five Maps
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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[[Thomas Jefferson]] listed ''Atlas by Arrowsmith & Lewis 4to.'' in his [[Jefferson Inventory|inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]], noting that he kept the volume himself. He later sold a copy of the first American edition to the Library of Congress. A copy of this edition exists within the library's collection and is thought to be Jefferson's (and therefore, also Wythe's).<ref>E. Millicent Sowerby, ''Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson'', (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 4:97 [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015033648125;view=1up;seq=111 [no.3836]].</ref> Brown's Bibliography<ref>Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> references this copy at the Library of Congress while [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s.v. "[http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe Member: George Wythe]," accessed on June 28, 2013.</ref> on LibraryThing) lists it as the "probable edition". The Wolf Law Library followed Sowerby and Brown's advice and purchased a copy of the first American edition.
  
'''Publication Info:''' Philadelphia: John Conrad & Co., 1804.  
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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Bound in modern calf backed marbled paper boards. Inscribed "Brice's atlas 5 mo. 19<sup>th</sup> 1816" on the front free endpaper. Purchased from Arader Galleries.  
  
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157637698210545 available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [https://wm.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01COWM_INST/g9pr7p/alma991026000799703196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
  
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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===Full text===
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*[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/library/ArrowsmithLewisNewAndElegantAtlas1804.pdf ''A New and Elegant General Atlas''] (84MB PDF)
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Bound in modern calf backed marbled paper boards. Contains folding engraved double-hemisphere world map, folding maps of the "World on Mercator's Projection" and Central Asia, and 62 full-page maps (spotted). Purchased from Arader Galleries.
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View this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/3739688 William & Mary's online catalog.]
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Latest revision as of 12:02, 19 November 2021

by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis

A New And Elegant General Atlas.
ArrowsmithGeneralAtlas1804.jpg

Title page from A New And Elegant General Atlas., George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis
Editor {{{editor}}}
Translator {{{trans}}}
Published Philadelphia: John Conrad & Co.
Date 1804
Edition First American
Language English
Volumes {{{set}}} volume set
Pages [65] leaves including 63 maps
Desc. 4to (28 cm.)
Location Shelf C-4
  [[Shelf {{{shelf2}}}]]


A New and Elegant General Atlas was created by Aaron Arrowsmith (1750 – 1823), a renowned eighteenth century cartographer and Samuel Lewis (1753/54 – 1822) of whom nothing else is known. A man of high standards, Arrowsmith was constantly making revisions to ensure that his maps were as up to date because the admiralty and the throne of England used many of them. Arrowsmith personally completed the artwork for the maps as well, leading his maps to be well-known for their artistic beauty. After his death in 1823, his son Aaron continued Arrowsmith's work.[1]

Inscription, front free endpaper.

Arrowsmith's New and Elegant General Atlas, published in 1804, contains sixty-five maps. It exemplifies the simplistic beauty for which Arrowsmith’s maps were known and incorporates recent discoveries made at the time it was published.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Thomas Jefferson listed Atlas by Arrowsmith & Lewis 4to. in his inventory of Wythe's Library, noting that he kept the volume himself. He later sold a copy of the first American edition to the Library of Congress. A copy of this edition exists within the library's collection and is thought to be Jefferson's (and therefore, also Wythe's).[2] Brown's Bibliography[3] references this copy at the Library of Congress while George Wythe's Library[4] on LibraryThing) lists it as the "probable edition". The Wolf Law Library followed Sowerby and Brown's advice and purchased a copy of the first American edition.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in modern calf backed marbled paper boards. Inscribed "Brice's atlas 5 mo. 19th 1816" on the front free endpaper. Purchased from Arader Galleries.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

Full text


See also

References

  1. Elizabeth Baigent, "Arrowsmith, Aaron, the elder (1750)-1823), cartographer and map publisher" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed October 9, 2013.
  2. E. Millicent Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 4:97 [no.3836].
  3. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.
  4. LibraryThing, s.v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on June 28, 2013.