The Resource The Vinland map and the Tartar relation, by R.A. Skelton, Thomas E. Marston, and George D. Painter ; foreword by Alexander O. Vietor

The Vinland map and the Tartar relation, by R.A. Skelton, Thomas E. Marston, and George D. Painter ; foreword by Alexander O. Vietor

Label
The Vinland map and the Tartar relation
Title
The Vinland map and the Tartar relation
Statement of responsibility
by R.A. Skelton, Thomas E. Marston, and George D. Painter ; foreword by Alexander O. Vietor
Title variation
Tartar relation
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
The Vinland Map, dated to about A.D. 1440 - at least fifty years before Columbus landed in the Americas - is a unique 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 an enormous amount of debate. Chemical analysis of the ink later suggested that the map might be a forgery, but recent appraisals of both scientific and humanist evidence argue that it is indeed authentic. Now, on the thirtieth anniversary of its original publication, here is this classic of historical cartography in a new edition. It reprints unaltered the original text on the Vinland Map and an account of Friar John of Plano Carpini's mission to the Mongols from 1245 to 1247 (the Tartar Relation), with which the map had at some stage been bound. To this have been added a new introduction by George D. Painter, sole survivor of the original team of editors, who discusses the verification of the map's authenticity; a new essay by Wilcomb E. Washburn, director of the Smithsonian's American Studies Program, on the map's provenance and scientific testing; and a new discussion of the map's compositional and structural aspects by Thomas A. Cahill and Bruce H. Kusko, of the Crocker Historical and Archaeological Projects at the University of California, Davis. There is also an account by the rare-book dealer Laurence C. Witten II, who died while this new edition was in preparation, of his acquisition of the map in 1957
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Vinland map
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1906-1970
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skelton, R. A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
The text of the Tartar relation is in Latin; the facsimile is accompanied by a transcription of the Latin text with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
GA308.Z65
LC item number
S55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1914-2005
  • active 1247
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Marston, Thomas E
  • Painter, George D.
  • Washburn, Wilcomb E
  • C. de Bridia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • C. de Bridia
  • Giovanni
  • Giovanni
  • Franciscans
  • Early maps
  • Mongols
  • Cartes anciennes
  • Mongols
  • Early maps
  • Missions
  • Mongols
  • Kaarten (geografie)
  • Tataren
  • Handschriften
  • Historische Kartographie
  • Asia
  • Nordamerika
  • Vinland
  • Mongolen
Label
The Vinland map and the Tartar relation, by R.A. Skelton, Thomas E. Marston, and George D. Painter ; foreword by Alexander O. Vietor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The Vinland map. 1965
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-269) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the New Edition / George D. Painter -- The Case of the Vinland Map / Wilcomb E. Washburn -- Compositional and Structural Studies of the Vinland Map and Tartar Relation / Thomas A. Cahill and Bruce H. Kusko -- Vinland's Saga Recalled / Laurence C. Witten II -- Errata and Corrigenda -- Foreword to the First Edition / Alexander O. Vietor -- List of Illustrations -- 1. The Manuscript: History and Description / Thomas E. Marston -- 2. Facsimiles of the Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation -- 3. The Tartar Relation / George D. Painter -- 4. The Vinland Map / R.A. Skelton -- 5. The Tartar Relation and the Vinland Map: An Interpretation / George D. Painter
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with an introduction by George D. Painter and essays by Wilcomb E. Washburn [and others].
Extent
lxiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780300065206
Lccn
95021114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32589142
  • (OCoLC)ocm32589142
Label
The Vinland map and the Tartar relation, by R.A. Skelton, Thomas E. Marston, and George D. Painter ; foreword by Alexander O. Vietor
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The Vinland map. 1965
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-269) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the New Edition / George D. Painter -- The Case of the Vinland Map / Wilcomb E. Washburn -- Compositional and Structural Studies of the Vinland Map and Tartar Relation / Thomas A. Cahill and Bruce H. Kusko -- Vinland's Saga Recalled / Laurence C. Witten II -- Errata and Corrigenda -- Foreword to the First Edition / Alexander O. Vietor -- List of Illustrations -- 1. The Manuscript: History and Description / Thomas E. Marston -- 2. Facsimiles of the Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation -- 3. The Tartar Relation / George D. Painter -- 4. The Vinland Map / R.A. Skelton -- 5. The Tartar Relation and the Vinland Map: An Interpretation / George D. Painter
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with an introduction by George D. Painter and essays by Wilcomb E. Washburn [and others].
Extent
lxiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780300065206
Lccn
95021114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32589142
  • (OCoLC)ocm32589142

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