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The island of lost maps : a true story of cartographic crime / Miles Harvey.

Harvey, Miles. (Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Main Library Z702.B58 H37 2001 37684001089335 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0767908260
  • ISBN: 9780767908269
  • Physical Description: xxi, 404 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Broadway Books trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2001, ©2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Libraries > United States > Special collections > Maps > History > 20th century.
Map thefts > United States > History > 20th century.
Bland, Gilbert Lee Joseph.

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