This highly-specialist title covers the history of OS mapping in mind-boggling detail. Rather than the making of the maps the author is largely interested in the maps themselves. Hence, the book includes lists of which maps were published when, how each map was actually printed, etc.. Chapters include town mapping, county maps, air photographs, abbreviations and the changing depiction of detail.
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Old Series to Explorer is Chris Higley's comprehensive guide to the history of the Ordnance Survey map and is a must for anyone with an interest in the evolution and development of the famous Ordnance Survey series of maps. The book gives a brief overview of the map series published by the Ordnance Survey in the last 200 years, as well as exploring other subjects closely related to Ordnance Survey.