Boston Library Still Missing Antique Maps





Three dozen antique maps worth about $1 million are still missing from the Boston Public Library from books and atlases used by a dealer convicted of stealing rare maps from libraries in five cities. Thirty-four of the library's maps have already been recovered.

Library officials released a detailed list of the missing documents to map dealers Wednesday, in case they show up on the market."We'll shine the bright light and see if some of these things out there can find their way home," Bernard Margolis, president of the Boston Public Library, told The Boston Globe.

The books containing the missing maps were used by E. Forbes Smiley III, a rare maps dealer with a home on Martha's Vineyard. In September, Smiley was sentenced in federal court in New Haven, Conn., to three years in prison for stealing nearly 100 rare maps worth about $3 million from libraries in five cities, including Boston, New York and London.



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