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Bernard Romans

(c. 1720—1784) cartographer and revolutionary army officer in America


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(c.1720–c.1784), born in the Netherlands, was sent by the British government as a surveyor to America (c. 1757), where he worked in Georgia and Florida, receiving an additional appointment as the king's botanist in the province of Florida. During the Revolution he served in the Continental army, in both Canada and the southern colonies. In addition to making maps of America and writing historical and nautical books, he wrote A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida (1775).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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