Kirsten Seaver on Father Josef Fischer (1858 – 1944) and the forgery of the Vinland Map

Listen also to the subsequent clarifying question put to Dr. Seaver about the context of Father Fischer’s forgery of the Vinland Map.

Dr. Seaver’s presentation and answer given here is part of a full session at the Library of Congress on: “Facts or Fictions: The Mysteries of Renaissance Cartography,” chaired by Dr. John Hessler. who introduced the entire session with a tribute to the life and career of Ralph Ehrenberg, the retiring “Chief of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress.”

Full session:

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