Leif Eriksson, discoverer
of America A.D. 1003 / Eward F. Gray. - London, New York :
Oxford university press, 1930. - XXXII-188 p.-pl. :
ill. maps ; 26 cm.
L. M. LARSON : […]
author believes that Leif landed first on Nauset Island (which has
since disappeared). Thence he sailed to Nantucket, where grapes were
foud, and to Martha's Vineyard where his party tarried for some time.
But the winter was spent on No Man's Land, an uninhabited island four
miles south of Martha's Vineyard.
Gray has evidently made an extensive study of the topography of these
islands, and he assures us that they meet and satisfy all the
conditions laid down in the Vinland narratives. His presentation is
quite convincing — or rather it would be if one could be
sure that there are no other areas elsewhere on the Atlantic coast
which also appear to satisfy the same conditions.
☐ Journal of American History, 18, 1, June 1931, p. 69 [en ligne]
BERTRAND T. WOOD : The discovery of […] runic
characters on [a] rock at Noman's Land attracted the attention
of Mr Edward Gray, who at that time was British Consul General
of Boston, and an authority on Icelandic legends.
Mr Gray visited the island
in October of 1927 and spent some time with us as our guest
as he explored the possibility of the inscriptions' authenticity.
He became very enthusiastic as the days went by, and told us
he planned to include his opinions abouth this interesting
discovery in a forthcoming book he was going to publish.
« Who's Who » and « What's What » in Vinland
Genealogies of Vinland explorers
- The history of Vinland voyages
- Translations of the Vinland sagas
- The geography of Vinland
- Vinland since the eleventh century
- The Vinland voyages in modern setting
A. The runic inscription, etc.
B. Some books on the Vinland voyages
- « Leif Eriksson,
discoverer of America A.D. 1003 », New York :
Kraus reprint, 1972
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