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Map Of A Nation

A Biography of the Ordnance Survey

Rachel Hewitt

(author)

Paperback
The fascinating story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, told for the first time by a brilliant young historian.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

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.
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Book publisherGranta Books
Publication date7 Jul 2011
FormatPaperback
Pages432
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