Map Of A Nation

Map Of A Nation

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Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map a€“ 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 Surveya€™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. Ita€™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.Harley, J.B., a#39;Place-Names on the Early Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Walesa#39;, The Cartographic Journal, 8, pp. 91a€“104, 1971. Harley, J.B., Ordnance Survey Maps: A Descriptive Manual, Southampton: Ordnance Survey, 1975. Harleyanbsp;...

Title:Map Of A Nation
Author:Rachel Hewitt
Publisher:Granta Books - 2011-07-07


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