Friday, August 24, 2007

Two 1482 Maps Stolen from Spain's National Library

[This post will be a test of my translation skills. If I screw up, somebody please tell me.]

elmundo reports (in Spanish) that two world maps from a rare 1482 edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia were recently stolen from the Biblioteca National in Madrid. According to the article, the maps had been housed in a secure section of the library.

An investigation by a special unit of the Civil Guard has been initiated. If I find out anything more, I'll certainly pass it along.