Dealing with a Map Thief

Tony Campbell made an announcement on MapHist a few days ago: “I have today [Oct. 8] posted on the Thefts pages of Map History an account by the map dealer George Ritzlin of his experiences in dealing with Joshua McCarty. McCarty was implicated in the theft of maps from Ted Canaday’s shop in early 2007 and, more recently, of books from the Hayes Presidential Library.” (Links added.) “The rare book and map trade is a small world,” writes Ritzlin, “and the incidents described below show the importance of keeping lines of communication open among dealers, librarians and collectors. Anyone discovering a theft should act promptly to spread the news widely” (his emphasis).

Previously: Travis McDade on the Hayes Library Thefts.