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Map Man 2004

  • 2005-10-23T21:00:00-07:00
  • BBC Two
  • 2004-09-16T00:00:00-07:00
  • 30 mins
  • 8 hours, 0 mins
  • English
  • Documentary
Nicholas Crane maps the maps, talks the talk, and walks the walks of cartographic history. Armed with a combination of ancient drawings, modern carto-technology, and of course his trusty umbrella walking stick, Nick uses the tools of his trade to discover how mapmakers have charted mountains, shrunk oceans to measurable drops and reduced sprawling cities to navigable diagrams. Covering the whole of Britain by foot, horseback, four-wheel drive, bicycle, tube train, motorbike, canal-boat and sailing ketch, Nick circumnavigates Wales, treks Scottish peaks and Norfolk fens, tramps the Pennines, meanders through the West Country and burrows deep beneath London's City streets.

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