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Download Û The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime Valuable centuries old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada Whe. This book had been languishing on my I ve started so I ll finish shelf since forever with the bookmark on page 289The first part had been really interesting the part that had been all about the map thief Gilbert Bland and his eventual arrest But then the author who had become uite obsessed went off on a uest of his own and the rest of the book turned into a rambling messWhen I finally picked it up again last night I discovered that of the ca 120 pages left only 60 pages were text The rest were acknowledgements notes that I hadn t even known were there they weren t marked in the text which makes them rather pointless in my view and an index I skimmed the rest of the text and am very relieved that I can now remove it from my shelvesFor a much better worded review and one I heartily agree with see the one by Lori

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Download Û The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime N all was said and done Gilbert Joseph Bland Jr had become the Al Capone of cartography 20 illustrations throughou. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler دفترچه خاطرات ۱۶ زن ایرانی become the Al Capone of cartography 20 illustrations throughou. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

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Download Û The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime Now in paperback this USA Today Best Book of 2000 tells the story of a curious crime spree the theft of scores of. As a cartomaniac a librarian and a history lover myself this book seemed to be just the ticket for me I loved the digressions into the science of maps notable historic maps mapmakers historic map thieves explorers map collectors and the map trade However I found the story of the map thief to be about as bland as the thief s own name In fact the author takes pains to illustrate that thief is a personification of his own name His is a story not worthy of telling except as a cautionary tale for all archivists librarians collectors and the like who might fall prey to low life vandals such as Bland His story becomes even tedious by the end and then turns into a sentimental author s introspective I grew tired of the way the author always tries to tie the story of maps into the story of the map thief as if everything about maps is somehow analogous to this repugnant protagnist I also thought that the author s attempt to make the entire story applicable to himself even to the point of drawing an analogy between his own life and that of the thief as if his whole experience of researching the story of the map thief was actually a journey of self disovery was pretty weak and contrived I think I would have rather read this book as two separate works one a collection of newspaper clippings detailing the arrest of Mr Bland and the subseuent crime investigation and another as a brief history of all the varied aspects of the world of maps including map crimes of which this map thief s story would merely figure in as one egregious example rather than as the focus of the entire work

  • Paperback
  • 404
  • The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime
  • Miles Harvey
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9780767908269