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Map of a nation : a biography of the Ordnance Survey

By: Hewitt, Rachel

1847082548 / 9781847082541
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United Kingdom
20 cm xxvii, 436 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.). ports. (chiefly col.)
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Reprint. Map and text on inside cover. Originally published: 2010.

Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles.

The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it.

The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

It's also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country visible to itself for the first time.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, HBT History: specific events & topics, RGV Cartography, map-making & projections

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