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Royal Library of Sweden – Recovery of Stolen Books

We are helping our client, the National Library of Sweden, recover rare books stolen by a former employee and sold at auction. We have successfully helped our client recover a number of stolen books, and our work has been noted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. We are working with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Royal Library of Sweden-Recovery of Wytfliet Atlas

The Royal Library of Sweden, with the assistance of the United States Government and Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, 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 and with the assistance of Herrick, Feinstein in hopes of locating all of the stolen books.