Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 798


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

Subject: References

Period: 1965 (published)


Color: Black & White

9.3 x 11.8 inches
23.6 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.


Condition: B+

Contents and covers very good with a hint of toning along sheets' edges and very minor shelf wear on the spine. Dust jacket is toned with some small chips and tears.

Estimate: $25 - $35

Sold for: $12

Closed on 9/13/2017