The Map Thief
The Gripping Story of An Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless MapsLarge Print - 2014
Maps have long elicited a special fascination -- both as practical tools and as beautiful works of art. But to collectors the map trade can be cutthroat, with quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. This is the story of antiquarian map dealer E. Forbes Smiley, who for years doubled as a map thief until he was finally arrested for slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
Description: 603 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Branch Call Number: LP 364.162891 Smi