Documentary Evidence: Mapping and Writing

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The Vinland Map

The question at issue is this. Can the qualitative documentary evidence alone determine if the VM is genuine or a fake?

The Map itself consists of two types of information - the map itself and the writing on the map.

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MAPPING:

  • Does the Map look like an old map?
  • Does the content look like the content of an old map?
  • Is the mapping consistent throughout?

WRITING:

  • Is the content the content of an old map?
  • Does the handwriting look like old handwriting?
  • Is the writing consistent throughout?