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RENNELL, J. - The Doo=AB, from Allahabad to Kalpy. .

RENNELL, J. -  The Doo=AB, from Allahabad to Kalpy. .
The Doo=AB, from Allahabad to Kalpy. . - RENNELL, J.
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Title : The Doo=AB, from Allahabad to Kalpy. ..
Map maker : RENNELL, J..
Date : Londen, 1783.
Size : 9.6 x 24.3 inches. / 24.5 x 61.7 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Detailed map of part of the rivers Ganges and Jumnah.
From the English original edition published in London in 1783 by Brown under the title "Memoir of a Map of Hindustan.
James Rennell (1742-1830), "The Father of Indian Surveying" (Gole "Early Maps of India"), topographer was the East India Company from 1764 to 1777 and as head of the survey of Bengal from 1767 to 1777. ".
His first job was assistant Draughtsman or Surveyor at A. Dalrymple journey for the East India Company from Madras to the Philippines, 1762-63. In 1764 he was recommended to the Governor of Calcutta and as an engineer officer in the Bengal army. His first task was to examine the rivers of Bengal and to navigate the waterways to Calcutta to join with the Ganges. In 1765 the Governor R. Clive commissioned him to produce a map of Bengal, and 1767 Clive returned with an early draft of Rennel's cards back to England. After his appointment as Surveyor-General in 1767 he was in charge of the compilation of maps from photographs.
In 1777, Rennel retired ranked of a major and returned to England.
He became member of the Royal Society in 1784 and in 1791, he received the Copley medal. He was advisor for the East India Company Counselor for all geographic questions "(Kretschmer-D.-W.).
Condition : Left and right margins cut to the neat line with extended margins.

ID: 35617

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