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The island of lost maps : a true story of cartographic crime

Author: Miles Harvey; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Island of Lost Maps" tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable, centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada. When all was said and done, Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., had become the Al Capone of cartography, the most prolific American map thief in history.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harvey, Miles.
Island of lost maps.
New York : Random House, c2000
(OCoLC)663331910
Named Person: Gilbert Lee Joseph Bland
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Harvey; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0375501517 9780375501517
OCLC Number: 43728937
Description: xxiii, 405 p. : ill., maps ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction: strange waters --
Mr. Peabody and Mr. Nobody --
Imaginary creatures --
The map mogul --
An approaching storm --
How to make a map, how to take a map --
The invisible crime spree --
A brief history of cartographic crime --
Pathfinding --
The waters of paradise --
The joy of discovery --
The island of lost maps --
Eldorado --
Mr. Bland, I presume.
Responsibility: Miles Harvey.
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"The Island of Lost Maps" tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable, centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada. When all was said and done, Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., had become the Al Capone of cartography, the most prolific American map thief in history.

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