In 1995, Gilbert Bland was apprehended on charges of a most unusual crime?stealing ancient maps from research libraries across the continent. In The Island of Lost Maps, author Miles Harvey examines the man behind the madness, exposing the bizarre and fascinating world of cartography.
Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books On Sale: September 4, 2001 Price: $14.95
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...
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