Tanner Atlas Stolen

Via MapHist, a report on the Ex-Libris mailing list that a copy of Tanner’s 1823 New American Atlas was stolen from a downstate New York library between April 20 and 22. (The David Rumsey site has numerous examples from this atlas.) Local police and the FBI have been alerted; one complication is that the atlas may be difficult to identify. “Unfortunately, our institution had yet to agree on what to do with the atlas (keep or deaccession/sell at an auction),” according to the report, “so it does not have any markings on it.” Though there are apparently numerous condition notes.