A New And Elegant General Atlas

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by Aaron Arrowsmith

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." [1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Aaron Arrowsmith

Title: A New And Elegant General Atlas: Comprising All the New Discoveries, to the Present Time: Containing Sixty-Five Maps

Publication Info: Philadelphia: John Conrad & Co., 1804.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

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.


  1. Wheat, vol. II, p.5, footnote 3; see also Wheat 316 and 217. Cohen, p. 80. Phillips A-718