Map Man

Map Man

2004, History
Modern explorer Nicholas Crane traces the history of British mapmaking.
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Episode Guide

  • Map Man - Martin Hotine's Ordnance Survey (1935-1950) (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Martin Hotine's Ordnance Survey (1935-1950)

    Navigating through the Highlands using a modern OS map.

  • Map Man - Christopher Saxton's Atlas of England and Wales (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Christopher Saxton's Atlas of England and Wales

    A 1577 map of Norfolk provides safe passage through wild waterlands.

  • Map Man - William Smith's Geological Map of England and Wales (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    William Smith's Geological Map of England and Wales

    William Smith's 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales overturned existing ideas about mineral prospecting, fossils and the origins of Earth.

  • Map Man - Greenville Collins (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Greenville Collins

    Nicholas navigates around the treacherous Cornish coastline.

  • Map Man - Gough (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Gough

    The Gough Map was created in the time of Geoffrey Chaucer.

  • Map Man - Beck (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Beck

    Harry Beck designs the London Underground Map.

  • Map Man - John Ogilby's Britannia (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    John Ogilby's Britannia

    A road map from 1675 leads Nicholas Crane over the notorious trans-Pennine pass from York to Lancaster.

  • Map Man - William Roy's Military Survey of Scotland (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    William Roy's Military Survey of Scotland

    Wild Highland landscapes await when Nicholas travels across William Roy's pioneering military map of 18th-century Scotland.

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