The Island of Lost Maps

The Island of Lost Maps

A True Story of Cartographic Crime

Book - 2000
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Modern cartography began with the Dutch East India Company and their efforts to create charts of the southwestern Pacific area. This text traces the development of mapping and the curious characters who would steal early maps for big rewards.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767908269
0767908260
9780375501517
0375501517
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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