Charting of Vinland by the Norse

By Richard L. Coulton, published May 1981

Abstract

The production of two charts by Norse travellers in the eleventh-century, one of the Labrador coast, and another at larger scale of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, neither of which are extant, is postulated from analysis of a copy of the Stefannson map of 1570. The author surmises that these charts had been preserved in the monastery at Skaholt, Iceland, in which Stefansson worked.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Late Middle Ages
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

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