Vinland maps from the Rudimentum Novitiorum

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Vinland maps from the Rudimentum Novitiorum used two spellings for Vinland.

Those issued at Lubeck in 1475 spelled it Vinlād – where the lād stood for “land.”

The Paris version in 1488 spelled it Winlād.

Thousands of copies of this map circulated in Northern Europe.

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