The text is written in one column. 175 mm x 125 mm30-3216-18Note: Chapters and their numbers are indicated in the margins.
16200 mm x 160 mmThere is slightly earlier pagination in black ink in the top outer corners (55-86).
There is a coat of arms of Amsterdam with a large crown on top.Note: Other than the watermark in
AM 585 a 4to, the crown does not have any cross on top and
there are no letters underneath the image.
The details are:
- Fol. 1: coat of arms (crown)
- Fol. 2: coat of arms (crown)
- Fol. 3: "blank"
- Fol. 4: "blank"
- Fol. 5: "blank"
- Fol. 6: "blank"
- Fol. 7: coat of arms (lions)
- Fol. 8: coat of arms (lions)
- Fol. 9: "blank"
- Fol. 10: coat of arms (lions)
- Fol. 11: "blank"
- Fol. 12: coat of arms (crown)
- Fol. 13: coat of arms (lions)
- Fol. 14: "blank"
- Fol. 15: coat of arms (crown)
- Fol. 16: "blank"
There is later foliation in pencil in the top margins (1-16).
There are two quires:
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page.
- Quire I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia)
- Quire II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13) (4 bifolia)
- The leaves are rather dirty and have darkened.
- The edges are darker than the rest of the leaves.
- There is a dark stain at the top edge (close to the middle) of all leaves.
Note: The same stain is found in AM 345 4to CU2,
but not in AM 536 4to.
Info: The same scribe wrote AM 345 4to etc.
The main text was mostly written in chancery, the catchwords in kurrent script.
- Initial: The initials span up to 6 lines. Most initials are neatly decorated
by means of additional lines and strokes. Some initials also have
floral ornaments. The letter "Þ" on fol. 1r shows a bearded face. Note: Cf. AM 536 4to ("Þ" and "N").
- Paratext: On fol. 1r, the rubric and first line of the section are emphasised
by means of a slightly larger letter size and a changing script type.
- Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with varying squiggles.
- On fol. 14v, there is an addition in the margins, but it is hardly visible
due to fading ink.
The manuscript is bound in a grey cardboard binding from the time of
Jens Jacob Weber
, i.e. 1771-1780.
The shelfmark (including the letter) and the title of the saga were written on the front cover.
On the spine, there are remnants of two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number.
The pastedown is made from printed material.
There is no additional material.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland
by Jón Þórðarson.
According to the colophon, this part was finished in