A Huge Vintage Map Collection’s Unlikely Journey

In 2012, a real estate agent contacted Glen Creason, head map librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library, about a "house full of maps." In this excerpt from filmmaker Alec Ernest, Creason recounts the momentous day when he came across the tens of thousands of maps collected by a man named John Feathers. "Everywhere I looked in the house there [were] maps," says Creason. The discovery doubled the library's collection in a single day. Produced for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Ernest's documentary captures the story of two cartophiles and one incredible find.

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