Erikson Eskimos and Columbus Medieval European Knowledge

Erikson Eskimos and Columbus Medieval European Knowledge of America How did medieval Europeans have such specific geographic knowledge of North America a land even their most daring adventurers had not yet discovered In Erikson Eskimos and Columbus James Robert Enterline presents new evidence that traces this knowledge to the cartographic skills of indigenous people of the high Arctic who he contends provided the basis for medieval maps of large parts of North America Drawing on an exhaustive chronological survey of pre Columbian maps including the controversial Yale Vinland Map this book boldly challenges conventional accounts of Europe's discovery of the New World

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