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Vinland Map

Popular history tells us that America was named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. But could there be other, perhaps even older origins of the name?

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As this issue goes to the printer, the world of cartography is still recovering from Yale University’s regretful announcement that its famous Vinland Map is an apparent fraud. We shared in the announcement of the map’s discovery in our October, 1965, issue.

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