The Royal Library of Sweden Announces Recovery of Rare 415-Year-Old Atlas Stolen 10 Years Ago
The Royal Library of Sweden announced today that, with the assistance of the United States Government and Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, it has recovered a 415-year-old atlas which had been stolen along with dozens of other rare volumes ten years ago. Created by Cornelius van Wytfliet and known as the "Wytfliet Atlas," the book had been part of the Royal Library collection for over 300 years prior to its theft. The successful return of the atlas is the result of an ongoing investigation and recovery effort launched by the Royal Library in cooperation with U.S. officials in hopes of locating all of the stolen books. The recovered book was presented by representatives of the Royal Library at a press conference held today at Herrick's offices. Herrick welcomes any information concerning the whereabouts of these stolen books," a list of which is available here.