Harvard’s Missing Map?
A rare 1612 map of Canada will be auctioned at Sotheby’s next month. Is it the same map that went missing from Harvard University? Harvard discovered that its copy of Samuel de Champlain’s map was missing in 2005, during an investigation undertaken in the wake of the Smiley affair. Smiley never admitted to that particular theft, and the map has never been recovered. Now Harvard curators are looking into whether this map is theirs.