About this book
The paperback edition of the book which tells the fascinating story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, from a brilliant young historian. The hardback sold 25,000 copies, and Hewitt won the prestigious Jerwood Award for its proposal. The history of the maps is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom. 'Hewitt tackles the subject exuberantly...' Jan Morris, "The Times"
The fascinating story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, told for the first time by a brilliant young historian.