The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation

  title={The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation},
  author={R. Skelton and T. Marston and G. D. Painter and A. O. Vietor and Wilcomb E. Washburn and T. Cahill and Bruce H. Kusko and Laurence C. Witten},
  • R. Skelton, T. Marston, +5 authors Laurence C. Witten
  • Published 1965
  • Geography, Sociology
  • The Vinland Map, dated to about AD1440 - at least 50 years before Columbus landed in the Americas - is a map of the world that shows an outline of the northeast American coast and a legend describing its discovery in about 1000 by Leif Eiriksson, the Norseman from Greenland. The map was published by Yale University Press in 1965 and generated much debate. Chemical analysis of the ink later suggested the map might be a forgery, but recent appraisals of both scientific and humanist evidence argue… CONTINUE READING
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