"The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation", Skelton, Marston and Painter
Period: 1965 (published)
Color: Black & White
9.1 x 11.8 inches
23.1 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.
Contents fine with light soiling and some small chips and tears to the dust jacket.