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Seeking Owners of Stolen Artwork

In 2006, a well-known dealer of rare maps was caught stealing from a Yale University library, and a subsequent FBI investigation revealed that the man had stolen antique maps and other valuable items from institutions around the world. We are still in possession of 28 of these items—some dating to the 17th century—and we would like to return them. To that end, we are posting pictures and information about the items in the hopes that the individuals or institutions who own them will come forward to claim them.

Jul 12, 2013 02:00 PM

Seeking Owners of Stolen Artwork


After a well-known dealer of rare maps was caught stealing from a Yale University library in 2006, a subsequent FBI investigation revealed that the man had stolen antique maps and other valuable items from institutions around the world. Most of the pilfered material was eventually returned to its rightful owners—but not all of it.

We are still in possession of 28 rare maps and books—some dating to the 17th century—and we would like to return them. To that end, we are posting pictures and information about the items in the hopes that the individuals or institutions who own them will come forward to claim them.

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