The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation.
Skelton, R. A., Thomas E. Marston, and George D. Painter.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965. First edition. Very good quarto (oversized) hardcover in good clipped dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Dj has some wear and rubbing along the edges with a some small tears and bit of chipping with some scuffing to the covers. Light foxing to page edges. 291 pages with illustrations, footnotes, bibliography, and index. An examination of the account of Frair John of Plano Carpini's mission to the Mongols in the mid thirteenth century and a world map displaying Iceland and Greenland from the early Middle Ages. (Item ID: 7562)


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