1793 Hindoostan INDIA Geography Bengal ASIA Mogul MAPS 2in1 Rennell Memoir EIC

RENNELL, James

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James Rennell was an 18th-century Surveyor-General of the East India Company in Bengal. He ventured throughout the Mogul Empire and was the earliest Englishman to course the Tsangpo River. Accounts of his journeys through India were recorded in his ‘Memoir’, a survey of Southern Asia. This work describes his observations of the Himalaya Mountains, the Ganges River, roads and traveling routes in India, and how to navigate through India. It includes five folding maps of India illustrating aspects of India.

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1793 Hindoostan INDIA Geography Bengal ASIA Mogul MAPS 2in1 Rennell Memoir EIC

 

James Rennell was an 18th-century Surveyor-General of the East India Company in Bengal. He ventured throughout the Mogul Empire and was the earliest Englishman to course the Tsangpo River. Accounts of his journeys through India were recorded in his ‘Memoir’, a survey of Southern Asia. This work describes his observations of the Himalaya Mountains, the Ganges River, roads and traveling routes in India, and how to navigate through India. It includes five folding maps of India illustrating aspects of India.

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RENNELL, James

 

Memoir of a map of Hindoostan : or the Mogul Empire: with an introduction, illustrative of the geography … and a map of the countries … between the heads of the Indian rivers, and the Caspian Sea: also, a supplementary map … By James Rennell … To which is added, an appendix … The third edition. With a second supplementary map, containing the new geography of the peninsula of India; and an explanatory Memoir.

London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author; And sold by G. Nicol, 1793.

 

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  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1

o   Part 1 – ‘Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan’

  • [4], xiii, [4], xvi-cxl, 428
  • 5 folding maps

o   Part 2 – ‘Memoir of a Map of the Peninsula of India’

  • viii, 51, [1]
  • Separate pagination and register
  • First edition
  • Issued with ‘Hindoostan’ in 1793.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11in X 9in (28.5cm x 23cm)
  • Very rare

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5638

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

RENNELL, James

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete