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Big scale but disappointing detail
on 19 July 2010
The mapping is OK but for the scale of 1 : 150 000 I'd expect more detailed mapping.
The generous scale is rather wasted by printing roads with broader lines, and place-names in larger type, rather than by adding more detail. By no means all minor roads are shown, though there would be space for them if the roads that are shown were printed using narrower lines.
This lack of detail is frustrating if you're trying to use it to navigate on minor / country roads. The mapping of northern France and southern Belgium, for example, is scarcely more detailed than that found in the AA Big Road Atlas France, which covers the territory at almost half the scale (1 : 280 000), yet it takes up almost twice the amount of paper - and so twice the weight / bulk / number of page-turns.
(In fact, four times the number of page turns, since it's in A4 format rather than the larger A3 used for many AA road atlases.)