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Auction 161, Lot 813


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

Subject: References

Period: 1965 (published)


Color: Black & White

9.2 x 11.8 inches
23.4 x 30 cm
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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 gilt title on the spine and an illustrated dust jacket.


Condition: B+

Contents very good with a hint of toning along the sheet edges. Covers have minor shelf wear. The dust jacket has some small chips and tears and is lightly sunned.

Estimate: $25 - $40

Sold for: $32

Closed on 2/8/2017