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

Author: Miles Harvey
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2001, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Broadway books trade pbk. 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. The perpetrator was Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., an enigmatic antiques dealer from South Florida, whose cross-country slash-and-dash operation had gone virtually undetected until he was caught in 1995 -- and was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Gilbert Lee Joseph Bland; Gilbert Lee Joseph Bland; Gilbert Lee Joseph Bland
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Harvey
ISBN: 0767908260 9780767908269
OCLC Number: 47997430
Description: xxi, 404 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Strange Watersix ---
1. Mr. Peabody and Mr. Nobody ---
2. Imaginary Creatures ---
3. The Map Mogul ---
4. An Approaching Storm ---
5. How to Make a Map, How to Take a Map ---
6. The Invisible Crime Spree ---
7. A Brief History of Cartographic Crime ---
8. Pathfinding ---
9. The Waters of Paradise ---
10. The Joy of Discovery ---
11. The Island of Lost Maps ---
12. Eldorado ---
13. Mr. Bland, I Presume ----
Epilogue: Lifting Off ---
Acknowledgments ---
Interview.
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. The perpetrator was Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., an enigmatic antiques dealer from South Florida, whose cross-country slash-and-dash operation had gone virtually undetected until he was caught in 1995 -- and was unmasked as the most prolific American map thief in history. As Miles Harvey unravels the mystery of Bland's life, he maps out the world of cartography and cartographic crime, weaving together a fascinating story of exploration, craftsmanship, villainy, and the lure of the unknown."--Back cover.

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