Rachel Hewitt’s history of the Ordnance Survey, Map of a Nation, is now available (at least in the UK; here’s the Amazon.ca listing, but it’s not yet listed on Amazon.com). 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.