The Map Makers

History Channel

3 Part Series

A map is more than a geographical representation of a land. It is an image which mirrors a society’s political, religious and cultural vision of itself. The Map Makers tells the story of maps through history and explores major developments in map making. From the first accurate map of America in the 1500s to the crucial invasion maps that were made of the coast of Normandy ahead of the D-Day landings, this series uncovers the trials and challenges faced by those who made some of the most important maps in history.

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