Error and Revision in Early Ordnance Survey Maps
Author: Harley, J. B.
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 5, Number 2, December 1968 , pp. 115-124(10)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The early One Inch maps of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, especially those published in the period up to c. 1820 were far less accurate than subsequent maps in the Old Series. The paper relates this characteristic to the changing organization and methods of topographical survey, and discusses hitherto unexamined evidence for the widespread revision of inferior maps.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1968-12-01