Map Man

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.

  • Series ID 93081
  • Status Ended
  • Original Network BBC Two
  • Networks BBC Two from September 2004 to October 2005
  • Runtimes 30 minutes (16 episodes)
  • Genres Documentary
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  • Created May 5, 2009 by zeltak
  • Modified August 2, 2017 by Administrator




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