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BBC: From Aaron Hill to Zoffany St

Lovely magazine article, setting out the fascinating history of the A-Z map.

When Phyllis Pearsall, born 100 years ago on Monday, got lost on her way to a party in 1930s London, she set about designing her own street map of the capital. The result – the A-Z – has become a byword for city atlases across the UK.