Auction 153, Lot 785

"The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation", Skelton, Marston and Painter

Subject: References

Period: 1965 (published)


Color: Black & White

9.4 x 11.8 inches
23.9 x 30 cm

291 pages with 30 illustrations and maps. This book analyzes 2 documents that surfaced in the late 1950's. The first is a manuscript account of the expedition of Friar Carpini across Central Asia on a mission to the Mongols in 1245-47. The second is a world map including the Western Ocean with representations of Iceland, Greenland and a land mass named "Vinland" (the North American mainland as known to the medieval Norsemen). Hardbound in red boards with a dust jacket protected with Mylar.


Condition: B+

Contents fine. There are a few tears on the dust jacket and moderate soiling on the dust jacket and around the book's edges.

Estimate: $35 - $50

Sold for: $25

Closed on 5/20/2015