Old Series to Explorer
A Field Guide to the Ordnance Map
Date of publication: May 2011
Old Series to Explorer is Chris Higley's comprehensive guide to the history of the Ordnance Survey map and is a must for anyone with an interest in the evolution and development of the famous Ordnance Survey series of maps. The book gives a brief overview of the map series published by the Ordnance Survey in the last 200 years, as well as exploring other subjects closely related to Ordnance Survey.
Individual chapters cover how the maps were made, one-inch maps of England, Wales and Scotland, 1:50,000 maps of Great Britain, half-inch and smaller scale maps, 1:25,000 maps, six-inch and larger scale maps, Ireland and the Crown Dependencies, How accurate a picture?, mapmakers at war and a collected bibliography.
Details of where to look for more information and other relevant resources are highlighted at the end of each chapter in the book.