Rennell constructed the first nearly accurate map of India and published A Bengal Atlas (1779), a work important for British strategic and administrative interests. While serving in the Royal Navy (1756–63) Rennell became an expert surveyor.
When was the first map drawn?
The first world map was chiselled on a clay tablet in ancient Babylon in 6 BC. The Greeks in 4 BC had similar maps though they correctly believed that the earth was not flat, but a sphere. The first reasonably accurate world map was drawn by hand on paper by Gerardus Mercator, a Flemish geographer.
Who introduced cartography in India?
In the early 11th century, the Persian geographer Abu Rayhan Biruni visited India and studied the country’s geography extensively. He was considered the most skilled when it came to mapping cities and measuring the distances between them, which he did for many cities in the western Indian subcontinent.
Who is father of map?
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.
|Major James Rennel|
|Spouse(s)||Jane Thackeray ( m. 1772–1810)|
|Parent(s)||John Rennell (father)|
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Who made second map of India?
1154 CE by the Arab geographer Al-Idrisi. The section reproduced here is a detail of the Indian subcontinent from his larger map of the world. Map 2 was made in the 1720s by a French cartographer. The two maps are quite different even though they are of the same area.
Who is considered as the father of Indian history?
The father of indian history is Megasthenes due to his pioneering work of recording ethnographic observations which was then compiled into a volume known as INDIKA.