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Map of a Nation

A Biography of the Ordnance Survey


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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Cordee Code: CNM131
Author: Rachel Hewitt
No of Pages: 432
Page Size: 127 x 198 mm
ISBN 10: 1847082548
ISBN 13: 9781847082541
Publisher: Granta
Published Date: July 2011
Edition: 2011
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: colour plates
Weight: 370g

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