Monday, December 24, 2007

Spanish Library's Holiday Card Features Recovered Map

ThinkSpain notes that the Biblioteca Nacional's Christmas card this year features a photograph of one of two 15th-century Ptolemaic maps stolen from the library this summer. The pictured map has been located in Australia, but has not yet been returned to Spain.

A full-scale audit of the library's holdings - the first since 1988 - will be carried out from 14-19 January. The new director has told the media he expects "more unpleasant surprises."