`Hewitt tackles the subject exuberantly ... The sweep of its history has true grandeur' --The Times
`An endlessly absorbing, lively and informative narrative that highlights the Ordnance project's legion of draughtsmen, surveyors, dreamers and eccentrics' --Observer
`An extremely handsome and scholarly account of the genesis of the OS map' --Sunday Telegraph
`A diligent and very detailed book. She has done justice to a neglected subject and to neglected but worthy men' --Daily Mail
`A remarkable story of human endeavour in the name of Enlightenment values'
About the Author
Rachel Hewitt competed her doctoral thesis on the subject at the university of London in 2008, and is currently a Research Fellow at Queen Mary and Westfield.