[Weimar: n.d., c.1808.]
Stipple. Plate 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½"). Small tear in margin. Cut to plate on left.
Major James Rennell (1742-1830), regarded as the Father of both Indian Cartography (for his survey of Bengal for the East India Company) and Oceanography (for his study of ocean currents). He compiled a map for the account of Mungo Park's first expedition to the Niger River that started the myth of the 'Mountains of Kong'. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
Kivell & Spence: pg. 264 not in.
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