THE FRIAR'S MAP OF ANCIENT AMERICA 1360 AD

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by Gunnar Thompson.

A signed paperback copy. Includes two pamphlets by the author. 

Very mild wear to the front cover: one bump on bottom and one upturned corner, otherwise a very fine copy. 

8.5 x 11", 304 pp. 

English Franciscans mapped North America 1330-1360. The result was the first scientific map of the New World. Roger Bacon conceived the project; Pope Clement endorsed it in 1265; Oxford deans trained friars in surveying; and King Edward III launched the effort in 1360. Thus, Edward's great-grandson, Prince Henry of Portugal, knew the location of Florida in 1420. Contains hundreds of illustrations including the "Friar's Map" which the author found in 1995.