Series 2


Series 2

Modern explorer Nicholas Crane travels across eight maps that changed the face of Britain in a series of geographical challenges through some of today's wildest landscapes.


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Bartholomew's Cycling Map of England and Wales

1. Map Man: Series 2, Bartholomew's Cycling Map of England and Wales

Nicholas Crane uses Bartholomew's Cycling Map to find a route through the Lake District.

Timothy Pont's Map of Scotland

2. Map Man: Series 2, Timothy Pont's Map of Scotland

Nicholas Crane looks at how Timothy Pont set off to survey Scotland in 1583.

John Cary's Inland Navigation

5. Map Man: Series 2, John Cary's Inland Navigation

A look at the maps of John Cary which show the routes of all of Britain's canals.

William Mudge's Ordnance Survey

6. Map Man: Series 2, William Mudge's Ordnance Survey

Nicholas Crane reproduces the triangulation methods of Mudge's original map.

Mrs P's A-Z

7. Map Man: Series 2, Mrs P's A-Z

Nicholas Crane follows the trail of Mrs Phyllis Pearsall, who created the London A-Z.

Thomas Raven's Clandeboye Estate Maps

8. Map Man: Series 2, Thomas Raven's Clandeboye Estate Maps

Nicholas Crane studies Thomas Raven's 1625 maps of the Clandeboye Estate in Ireland.