NEW YORK (AP) — A rare atlas stolen a decade ago from the Royal Library of Sweden has been recovered in New York.
Swedish and U.S. authorities showed off the 415-year-old Wytfliet (WIHT'-fleet) Atlas at a Manhattan news conference on Wednesday.
It's the first of 56 rare books stolen from the library to be located.
The books were stolen from 1995 to 2004 by a library employee who later took his life. A library lawyer says all the volumes were sold through a German auction house.
In June 2011, the Royal Library discovered that the atlas was being offered for sale by Arader (uh-RAY'-dur) Galleries. The New York map dealer helped return it.
The big book contains 19 maps, including the first printed map of California.