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Auction 166, Lot 764


"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
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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 illustrated dust jacket protected by a Mylar sleeve.


Condition: A

Contents and covers very good with minor shelf wear and some faint soiling along the bottom edges. Dust jacket is lightly soiled and has been price clipped.

Estimate: $25 - $35

Sold for: $14

Closed on 2/14/2018