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A Bengal Atlas : Containing maps

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1780
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Ahmad Shah Bahadur 1748–54
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A Bengal Atlas : Containing maps of the theatre of war and commerce on that side of Hindoostan compiled from the Original surveys
By James Rennell (1742-1830) and W. Harrison
Published in London - 1780


Major James Rennell, FRS FRSE FRGS (3 December 1742 29 March 1830) was an English geographer, historian and a pioneer of oceanography.

Rennell produced some of the first accurate maps of Bengal at one inch to five miles as well as accurate outlines of India and served as Surveyor General of Bengal. Rennell has been called the Father of Oceanography. In 1830 he was one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society in London.

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