The Island of Lost Maps

The Island of Lost Maps

A True Story of Cartographic Crime

Book - 2000 | 1st ed.
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A journalist explores the unusual odyssey of Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., an antiques dealer from South Florida, wh omade his way acorss the country stealing dozens of centuries-old maps from some of the most important research libraries in Canada and the U.S. 50,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Explores the unusual odyssey of Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., an antiques dealer from South Florida, who stole dozens of centuries-old maps from some of the most important research libraries in Canada and the U.S.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375501517
0375501517
9780767908269
0767908260
Characteristics: xxiii, 405 p. : ill., maps ; 19 cm.

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Apr 10, 2013

I enjoyed this book. It was a good story and well researched. A good trip book.

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Oct 01, 2011

This was well-researched book about map history, however I felt that it was just a long essay that occasionally attempted to tie in the true story of map thief Bland. (Feb 2005)

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