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The Island of Lost Maps. A True Story of Cartographic Crime

The Island of Lost Maps. A True Story of Cartographic Crime

The Island of Lost Maps. A True Story of Cartographic Crime
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The Island of Lost Maps. A True Story of Cartographic Crime

by Harvey, Miles

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(London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001) 029784234X. Squarish 8vo; original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 405, incl. index. Near-fine condition. "In December 1995 Gilbert Bland was chased from the Peabody Library of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, clutching four 232-year-old maps. He turned out to be one of the greatest map thieves in history. Miles Harvey has spent four years tracing Bland's journey from middle-class anomymity to dark criminality, attempting to understand what drove Bland to steal some of the rarest cartographic treasures in the world. ... In The Island of Lost Maps Harvey with great panache and wit conveys an intriguing subculture of map junkies whose cartomania is an obsession both surreal and sublime, who see maps as 'power-imbued fetishes'. It is a sparkling story of artisans, villainy and riveting adventures into the unknown." .

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Island of Lost Maps. A True Story of Cartographic Crime
Author
Harvey, Miles
Book Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
029784234X
ISBN 13
9780297842347
Publisher
(London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001) 029784234X
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
This edition first published
February 1, 2001
Keywords
Maps. Cartography. Atlases. Art Maps
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Maps;

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