The Secrets Of Maps

Episodes

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201A01Mercator's Map Of Britain20010130

Simon Calder uncovers the secrets, propaganda and influence of maps and their makers.

1: Mercator's Map of Britain.

In 1564, Mercator engraved a truly modern map of the British Isles, but then denied being its original creator.

Calder looks for the identity of the real cartographer and uncovers a tale of treason and espionage.

201A01Mercator's Map Of Britain2001013120010604

Simon Calder uncovers the secrets, propaganda and influence of maps and their makers.

1: Mercator's Map of Britain.

In 1564, Mercator engraved a truly modern map of the British Isles, but then denied being its original creator.

Calder looks for the identi.

201A02The Peters Projection20010206

Simon Calder uncovers the secrets, propaganda and influence of maps and their makers.

2: The Peters Projection.

In 1973, Arno Peters created a map which he claimed gave a fairer view of the world, showing the true area of all countries.

Are his claims correct, or is his map just another piece of political propaganda?

201A02The Peters Projection2001020720010605

Simon Calder uncovers the secrets, propaganda and influence of maps and their makers.

2: The Peters Projection.

In 1973, Arno Peters created a map which he claimed gave a fairer view of the world, showing the true area of all countries.

Are his claims cor.

201A03Colonial Secrets20010213

The secrets, propaganda and influence of maps and their makers.

In 1670, the British Government ordered maps to be made of all the colonies.

Simon Calder finds out why one colony was curiously reluctant to oblige.

201A04 LASTA City Divided20010220

The secrets, propaganda and influence of maps and their makers.

Simon Calder ends the series with a look at maps of Berlin, investigating the difference between blatant propaganda and disguise for the sake of national security.