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Aaron Arrowsmith (1750–1823) was an English cartographer, engraver, map maker and publisher and founding member of the Arrowsmith family of geographers.

Aaron Arrowsmith (1750–1823) was an English cartographer, engraver, map maker and publisher and founding 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 Cary, the engraver and William Faden.

He became Hydrographer to the Prince of Wales c. 1810 and subsequently to the King in 1820. 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.

Aaron Arrowsmith the elder was responsible for organising the volume of maps for Rees's Cyclopædia, 1802–19.
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's Bay Company and Aaron's previous one.

Aaron Jr. and Samuel sons of Aaron Arrowsmith (1750–1823)
Aaron's sons Aaron Jr. and Samuel were substantially younger than John but inherited their father's business when they were young men (21 and 18 respectively) when Aaron Sr. died in 1823. John took the £200 left to him by his uncle and began working on his own.
Aaron Jr. left the family firm in 1832, and upon the death of Samuel in 1839, John purchased the assets and merged them into his own business.

Arrowsmith, John (1790–1873) was an English geographer, cartographer, map publisher and member of the Arrowsmith family of geographers. He was born at Winston, County Durham.
In 1810 he joined his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith (1750–1823) in the cartography business, he spent the years after his uncle's death preparing maps for his iconic London Atlas of Universal Geography, the first edition of which was published in 1834 with 50 maps.

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