Map Thief Surrenders

The Times reports that the man suspected of stealing 19 maps from Spain’s national library has given himself up in Argentina. César Gómez Rivero, a Uruguyan-born Spanish national residing in Buenos Aires, tried to negotiate a deal with an Argentine judge last week by turning over eight of the maps. He is currently free on bail, and Spanish officials are now seeking his extradition. (See this earlier Agence France-Presse report from last week, when Rivero tried to return the maps; via Map the Universe.)

Meanwhile, another of the stolen maps has turned up in a Sydney art gallery, to which the map had made its way via the U.S. (also via Map the Universe).