Arrowsmith, Aaron 1750 - 1823. 12in x 9 1/2in (305mm x 240mm). This highly detailed original copper-plate engraved antique map by Aaron Arrowsmith was published in the 1798 edition of Clement Crutwells Atlas to Crutwells Universal Gazatteer. Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 12in x 9 1/2in (305mm x 240mm) Plate size: - 12in x 9 1/2in (305mm x 240mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: - Light age toning Plate area: - Folds as issued, light age toning Verso: - Light age toning.Background: Clement Cruttwell (1743 - 1808) was an English compiler of religious works and gazetteers. Cruttwell was born at Wokingham, Berkshire in 1743. He enrolled at St Mary Hall, Oxford on 14 December 1780.
He commenced his career as a surgeon at Bath, where he published his Advice to Lying-in Women in 1779. He soon afterwards took orders.He published Bishop Thomas Wilsons Bible and an autobiography in 1785. He then began his Concordance of the Parallel Texts of Scripture (1790), which he printed in his own house, and on its completion his health was so broken down that he went to the baths of Saint-Amand for a cure. He was engaged on a second edition of this great work, which was to contain thirty thousand fresh articles, when he died suddenly while on the way to his native town, at Froxfield in Wiltshire, on 5 August 1808. Arrowsmith, Aaron 1750 - 1823 Aaron Arrowsmith (son) fl. He carried out some of the road surveys for \\\"Cary\\\'s Traveller\\\'s Companion\\\" which was published in 1790 and in the same year established his own business in Long Acre.
He specialised in producing large-scale individual maps containing the latest information from all parts of the world. He constantly revised and updated his work and it wasn\\\'t long before he gained an international reputation as a map specialist. After his death the business was carried on by his sons Aaron and Samuel until around 1839 when his nephew John took over, maintaining the firm\\\'s reputation not least by becoming a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society. John Arrowsmith\\\'s \\\'London Atlas\\\' was particularly highly regarded for the quality of the maps it contained of Australia, New Zealand and the Americas. Altogether, the Arrowsmiths published over seven hundred maps and in doing so became one of the dominant London map publishing houses until about 1860.
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