Italiensk matematiker och geograf. Han arbetade först som snickare men gick snart med i en klosterorden, där han bedrev flitiga studier inom flera områden, och 23 år gammal tog han en doktorsgrad. Kort därefter blev han ordens "minister provincialis" i Ungern. 1686 blev han kosmograf för republiken Venedig, senare också professor i geografi vid universitetet i Venedig. Franciscan monk, was one of the pre-eminent globe makers, his crowning glory being the pair of giant globes he made for Louis XIV, 3,9 metres in diameter.
Admiralty lieutenant and pilot officer in Stockholm 1751. Had studied map production with the Van Keulen family firm in Amsterdam. In 1748, published a revised edition of Johan Månsson's classic book on Baltic shipping, under the title Johan Månsson 's revived ashes, or renewed sea markings book. .. with the addition of Shipping channels along the Kattegat and the Skagerrak (Johan Månssons uplifwade aska, eller des förnyade Sjömärkesbok... Jämte tilökning öfwer farwatnen uti Kattegatt och Skagerack).
Johan Månsson 's revived ashes, or renewed sea markings book. .. with the addition of Shipping channels along the Kattegat and the Skagerrak .
Sveriges sjökartor – A. Hedin.
Groninga Dominium 1630, used by Blaeu and Hondius.
Gulddistriktet Klondike - ca 1897.
Kina. - Weiland 1842.
He was an English geographer (mapmaker) and member of the Arrowsmith family of geographers. He moved to Soho Square, London from Winston, County Durham when about twenty years of age, and was employed by John Gary, the engraver and led for some years the office of hydrographer to the king. In January 1790 he made himself famous by his large chart of the world on Mercator projection. Four years later he published another large map of the world on the globular projection, with a companion volume of explanation. The maps of North America (1796) and Scotland (1807) are the most celebrated of his many later productions. He left two sons, Aaron and Samuel, the elder of whom was the compiler of the Eton Comparative Atlas, of a Biblical atlas, and of various manuals of geography.The business was thus carried on in company with John Arrowsmith (1790-1873), nephew of the elder Aaron. In 1821, they published a more complete North American map from a combination of a maps obtained from the Hudson Bay Company and Aaron's previous one. In 1834 John published his London Atlas, the best set of maps then in existence. He followed up the atlas with a long series of elaborate and carefully executed maps, those of Australia, America, Africa and India being especially valuable. In 1863 he received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society, of which body he was one of the founders.His maps were very numerous, and the neatness and finished style of their execution gained for them a very extensive reputation, which, however, on closer examination, they have not permanently sustained. Arrowsmith was a most industrious collector of materials, but he was not equally judicious in using them ; and though, in various respects, useful and meritorious, his maps contain many great and important errors.Mount Arrowsmith, situated east of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is named for Aaron Arrowsmith and his nephew John Arrowsmith.
First map of North America, 1790A Map Exhibiting All the New Discoveries in the Interior Parts of North America, January 1, 1795 (Other editions 1801, 1802, 1804 and 1816 featuring roads) Chart of the South Pacific, 1798 A New Map of Africa, 1802 Map of Countries Round the North Pole, 1818 Ogden map (North America), 1821 (2nd edition : 1834)