John Cary's Inland Navigation

Image for John Cary's Inland NavigationNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Map Man, Series 2 Episode 5 of 8

Duration: 30 minutes

Nicholas Crane travels across eight maps that changed the face of Britain.

John Cary was commissioned to survey and map the hottest new investment of the industrial age, the canals. His maps show the routes of all of Britain's canals and are a document of a lost world, and when Nick goes looking for the Cary canal routes through the Black Country, he has a lot of detective work to do as many have been filled in or converted into railway lines.


Nicholas Crane
Richard Klein


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.