Would have liked a wider survey

This is my review of Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey by Rachel Hewitt.

I agree with the view that this is a (no doubt precociously shrewd) cashing in on a PhD thesis. The author really should have brought this history of the Ordnance Survey up to date with recent developments in map-making. I also found the links to Enlightenment thought and poetry inspired by the British landscape too waffly.

⭐⭐ 2 Stars

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