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Map thefts, library security, collecting, and me: A review of harvey's the island of lost maps

Cox, RJ (2001) Map thefts, library security, collecting, and me: A review of harvey's the island of lost maps. Library and Archival Security, 17 (2). 45 - 58. ISSN 0196-0075

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The use of historic maps is part of an important, ongoing process of trying to understand the past. The theft of maps, and the motivations behind it, are of concern to archivists and map librarians. This review essay examines Miles Harvey's complex book, The Island of Lost Maps, in detail discussing its merits as an introduction to the nature of mapmaking, the history of cartography, the challenges of map handling for library and archival security, the psychology of collecting, as well as a personal narrative of discovery, and a case study of library thievery. © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cox, RJrjcox@pitt.eduRJCOX
Date: 1 March 2001
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Library and Archival Security
Volume: 17
Number: 2
Page Range: 45 - 58
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1300/j114v17n02_05
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0196-0075
Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 20:40
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 15:55


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