THE ISLAND OF LOST MAPS; A True Story of Cartographic Crime. Miles Harvey.

THE ISLAND OF LOST MAPS; A True Story of Cartographic Crime

New York: Broadway Books, 2000. Paperback. 5 x 8, 404 pgs. The story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable centuries-old maps from some of the most important 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 slap-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 the author unravels the mystery of Bland's life, he maps out the world of cartography and cartographic crime. Good+. Item #29832
ISBN: 0767908260

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