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Author Skelton, R. A. (Raleigh Ashlin), 1906-1970.

Title The Vinland map and the Tartar relation, by R. A. Skelton, Thomas E. Marston, and George D. Painter for the Yale University Library. With a foreword by Alexander O. Vietor.

Imprint New Haven, Yale University Press, 1965.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  GA308.Z65 S55    Available  ---
Description xii, 291 p. illus., facsims., maps (part fold.) 30 cm.
Note The manuscript map and text were copied about 1440 by an unknown scribe from lost earlier originals. The first is a world map, including the Western Ocean, with representations of Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland; the second is an account, written in 1247 by an unidentified friar who called himself C. de Bridia, of Carpini's mission to the Mongols in 1245-47.
Contents The manuscript: history and description, by T. E. Marston.--Facsimiles of the Vinland map and the Tartar relation.--The Tartar relation, edited, with introd., translation and commentary, by G. D. Painter.--The Vinland map, by R. A. Skelton.--The Tartar relation and the Vinland map: an interpretation, by G. D. Painter.--Bibliography (p. 263-269)
Subject Giovanni, da Pian del Carpine, Archbishop of Antivari, -1252.
Genre/Form Early maps.
Subject Mongols -- History -- Sources.
Added Author Marston, Thomas E.
Painter, George D. (George Duncan), 1914-2005.
C. de Bridia, Brother, active 1247.
Yale University. Library.
Added Title Tartar relation