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Auction 98, Lot 534

"The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation", Skelton, R. A.

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1995 (published)

Publication: Yale University Press


9.3 x 11.8 inches
23.6 x 30 cm
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New edition with Introduction by George Painter and essays by Wilcomb Washburn, Thomas Cahill, Bruce Kusko and Laurence Witten, II. The Vinland Map is reputed to be the only pre-Columbian map showing Norse discoveries in America, The claim is that if this part of the map originated in the North, and probably in Iceland, it represents the only surviving medieval example of Norse cartography. This volume features a new introduction that presents scientific and humanistic evidence of the map's authenticity; new essays on the maps provenance, the tests that have been performed on it, and its compositional and structural aspects; and an account by the rare-book dealer who sold the map. 291 pp with 9 figures (maps) and 4 color plates, plus a large folded map (figure 1), 19 plates (3 large folded) and 26 pages of the facsimile of the original manuscript. Hard cover, dj.


Condition: A+

New, still in plastic wrap.

Estimate: $30 - $40


Closed on 3/6/2002