s. XV^^med [mid 15th century]
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Originally the Vinland Map, Speculum historiale, and Hystoria Tartarorum were bound together in this order in a single volume (Beinecke MS 350), as is indicated by the patterns of the wormholes. See the Finding Aids Database for more detail.
Manuscript on paper of 1) The Vinland Map, an outline map of Europe, Africa, Asia, the surrounding seas and the islands including Iceland, Greenland and Vinland, with legends identifying countries, islands, etc. 2) Hystoria Tartarorum (The Tartar Relation). Originally the Vinland Map, Speculum historiale (Beinecke MS 350), and Hystoria Tartarorum were bound together in this order in a single volume, as is indicated by the patterns of the wormholes. The origin and date of the Vinland Map has been the subject of considerable debate. Some scholars think that the map is the earliest known representation of any part of the New World and originated in Northern Europe during the 15th century. In their opinion it is contemporary with the two manuscripts with which it was previously bound. Other scholars have been hesitant to accept the map as genuine and have suggested that it may be a modern forgery.
285 x 212 (206 x 150) mm.
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