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The Island of Lost Maps
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime | Miles Harvey
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 1995and was unmasked as the most prolific American map thief in history. As Miles Harvey unravels the mystery of Blands 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Two books about two different desecrators of rare books (😧) and thieves of #maps. I've previously blurbed about The Map Thief. #LyricalApril

saresmoore I would very much like to go book shopping with you. 3y
LeahBergen @saresmoore Wouldn't we have FUN?! 😘😘 3y
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shawnmooney @saresmoore Ladies, take me too! 😍😍😍 3y
saresmoore @shawnmooney Of course! ♥️ 3y
Hollie These are so pretty! 3y
GypsyKat Beautiful books! 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Yes these are beautiful 😍 3y
Cinfhen I started Map Thief but ultimately bailed...it was an Ebook and I don't do well with them. I might try again another time... 3y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I'm so glad you feel that way about ebooks, too! Now I don't feel so bad. 😬 3y
LeahBergen @shawnmooney @saresmoore We would have to work in a chatty cocktail break, I think 😉 3y
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Yes it should! I love when there's a map. Having it off to the side would be so helpful! 📚📚📚📚📚📚❤❤❤❤❤❤

Texreader Awesome!! 3y
Merethebookgal Ugh, yes!! 3y
JSW Agreeeeeeee 3y
readinginthedark Genius!❤️ 3y
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