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James Rennell
First Surveyor General of Bengal


Scale: 1: 750,000
Author: James Rennell,Dury, Andrew; (Kitchin, Thomas); Robert Laurie & James Whittle
Date: 1794
Title: Composite: Bengal & Bihar
Publisher: London: Laurie & Whittle
Type: Composite Map


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