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The Beauty of Maps

Episode 1: Medieval Maps - Mapping the Medieval Mind

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is the largest intact Medieval wall map, giving a unique insight into the Medieval mind. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Steven Clarke
Producer:
Steven Clarke
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

The Beauty of Maps

Episode 2: City Maps - Order out of Chaos

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series. The Morgan Map of 1682, John Rocque's detailed 1746 map and Stephen Walter's contemporary image offer three visions of London. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Steven Clarke
Producer:
Steven Clarke
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

The Beauty of Maps

Episode 4: Cartoon Maps - Politics and Satire

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The series concludes by delving into the world of satirical maps. How did maps take on a new form as devices for humour, satire or storytelling? Show more

Contributors

Director:
Steven Clarke
Producer:
Steven Clarke
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

The Beauty of Maps

Episode 3: Atlas Maps - Thinking Big

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series. A look at some of the largest and most elaborate maps ever produced, including the largest atlas in the world, The Klencke Atlas. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Steven Clarke
Producer:
Steven Clarke
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell