EARLY MAPS & CHARTS OF AMERICA: A Selection from Stock [caption title].

New York: E. Forbes Smiley III, nd [ca. 1995]. Occasional list offering 26 maps and charts from the Americas, each illustrated. In 2006 Smiley, having been caught in the act the previous year, confessed to having stolen about 100 rare maps from a number of library collections and was sentenced to several years in prison, having aided in the recovery of most of them. Cf. “Map Thief” by Michael Blanding (Gotham Books, 2014). Six-panel brochure, folded for mailing, illustrated. Very good. Item #65354

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