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The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime - Miles Harvey My isbn: 029784234xDedication: TO BOB; TINKER; AND MATTHEWTHE MAPSTO RENGIN AND AZIZETHE DESTINATIONSQuote:It is not down on any map;true places never are. Herman Melville, 'Moby Dick'Opening: Explorers pin maps to their walls; journalists tape stories to theirs. For both, doing so is a way of getting their bearings.At just over 400 pages, this is too lengthy for an in depth read so it is a skimestable tome.Shakespeare once used the term mappery to describe the passionate study of chart or map.Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when I saw one that looked particularly inviting on a map (but they all look that way) I would put my finger on it and say, "When I grow up I will go there." Joseph Conrad 'Heart of Darkness'Although Blumberg's collection was worth up to $20 million, he never sold a single book. Mr. Bland, on the other hand... George Peabody Library, BaltimoreChapter 2 - Imaginary Creatures is a hootChp 3 - The Map MogulChp 4 An Approaching StormChp 5 - How to make a map, how to take a mapChp 6 - The Invisible Crime SpreeChp 7 - A Brief History of Cartographic Crime - interestingChp 8 - PathfindingChp 9 - The Waters of ParadiseChp 10 - The Joy of DiscoveryChp 11 - THE TITULAR STORY - The Island of Lost MapsCalifornia as an island: Dürer 1515Name dropping section:Houtman BrothersMercatorHenry the NavigatorPedro Álvares Cabral - first european to sight BrazilVasco da GamaGilbert Bland Jr alias James PerryStephen Carrie BlumbergChristopher ColumbusHartmann SchedalJohannes RuyschHenry HudsonSir Walter RaleighAntonia PigafettaFerdinand MagellanJodocus HondiusWillem Janszoon BlaeuBartolomé de Las CasasMarco PoloKublai KhanMartin FrobisherAbraham CresquesMartin BehaimBooks mentioned section:(Add book/author button broken :O/)Who Was Who In World Exploration by Carl Waldman, Alan WexlerHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradNeverland by Steven FrimmerDid Marco Polo Go to China by Frances WoodThe Travels of Sir John MandevilleAlice in WonderlandThe Clue In The Embers by Franklin W. Dixon Treasure Island RLSDr Jekyll and Mr Hyde RLSThe Last of the Mohicans JFCThe Sea Lions JFCTreasure of the Sierra Madre B travernThe Nature of Maps by Petchenik and RobinsonBrave New World Huxley