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Map of America [cartographic material] / 


4th Sept. 1804(1811)

Place of creation



A. Arrowsmith

1 map on 2 sheets : hand col. ; 59 x 142 cm on sheet 64 x 151 cm.

Scope and content

Map originally published in 4 section showing both North and South America. This copy represents the upper portion of the original map and shows North America, West Indies, Greenland and Iceland.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC175328
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #221
Cartographic material
90: Open
221 Item no. assigned by LAC 221
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Engraver: West. W.
Engraver: Wilson, H.

Additional information

Published 4th September 1804 by A. Arrowsmith, No 10 Soho Square.

Includes black and white illustration surrounding the title cartouche which depicts native animals, flora and fauna

Verso of left hand section of map contains watermark "J. Whatma 1811"

On bottom right margin margin of the missing South America portion of map " Engraved by W.West, the Hills by H. Wilson".

Rrelief shown by hachures.

Physical condition note
On verso black adhesive tape along some fold lines.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Related materials
For other copies and editions of this map see: H1/1000/1824 (northwest sheet) NMC 17394 ; H2/1-2000/1804 (4 sections) NMC 50744 ; S/1-2000/1804 (2 sections) NMC 48925

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate (W 170°--W 17°/N 85°--N 10°)

Citation / reference note
David Rumsey Collection, Image ID 50019
Penfold, P.A. "Maps and Plans in the Public Record Officev.2 America and West Indies" Entires 19, 20.

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 175328

Exhibitions note
This map was part of an exhibition held at The Royal Ontario Museum, April 1958 entitled "Up North: The Discovery and Mapping of the Canadian Arctic, 1511-1944" showcasing MacDonald's Collection.

Subject heading

1. North America - Maps - Early works, 1801-1850.
2. West Indies - Maps - Early works, 1801-1850.
3. Maps Greenland
4. Maps Iceland


Other system control no.