A Bengal Atlas
James Rennell (1742-1830) had been recognised as the greatest geographer that Great Britain had produced till the late 19th century. He started his career as sailor but gradually upgraded himself to an outstanding cartographer, a hydrographer and a comparative geographer. He was pioneer in mapping the area under the administrative control of the East India Company and became the first Surveyor General of Bengal and that of India--Fly leaf.
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