Map of a Nation: Hewitt’s History of the Ordnance Survey Is Now Available

Book cover: Map of a Nation Rachel Hewitt’s history of the Ordnance Survey, Map of a Nation, is now available (at least in the UK; here’s the listing, but it’s not yet listed on Not coincidentally, Hewitt has an article about the OS in the Telegraph. Meanwhile, the Guardian has a review of the book: Ian Pindar calls it “a solid account of how Britain’s national mapping agency came into being, though it lacks a certain pizzazz. Hewitt works hard to bring the story to life, but it is perhaps inherently undramatic.”

Previously: Forthcoming History of the Ordnance Survey.