Catalog Archive
Auction 181, Lot 755


"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

291 pages with 30 illustrations and maps. This book analyzes 2 documents that surfaced in the late 1950s. 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: A

Contents are clean and tight. There is minor rubbing to the title on spine.

Estimate: $25 - $35

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/10/2021