Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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AM 779 c 4to
AM 779 c 4to
Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Copenhagen
This manuscript consists of 6 parts.
Codex
Paper
i, 130, i

The manuscript is bound in thick cardboard with brown marbled paper on the front and back cover. The corners and the spine are covered with blue tape. On the spine, there are golden binding lines dividing the spine into 5 fields. In the second field, there is the following title engraved in golden letters:
"Varia Exscripta Chronici Grönlandici cum tïtulis manu A. MAGNÄI adscriptis"
. In the lowest field, there is a crowned national arms of Denmark (three lions) supported by two savages with bludgeons. Hanging below, there is the Order of the Elephant. Note: The binding stems from the time when the manuscript was part of the collection in the Royal Library in Copenhagen (based on binding type and decoration).
There is a blue sticker with the shelfmark pasted onto the top part of the spine. The pastedown and flyleaves are made out of blank paper without a watermark or chain-lines. On the pastedown of the front cover, the shelfmark was written in ink, and another hand has written
"1961"
in pencil.
The manuscript was for some time part of the collection in the Royal Library in Copenhagen under the shelfmark NkS 1961 4to. In April 1888, the manuscript was returned to the Arnamagnæan Collection (Kålund 1900, 283).
AM 779 c I 4to CU1 (1601-1700, Iceland)
1. (1r-24v) Grænlands Chronica (defective) Claus Lyschander Icelandic Hier Biriar Grænlands Cronica Nordur I ville hafe liggur þad land er Ends: og vnder lande hleiptu þeir erum, og leist þeim Note: Translation (the same as in AM 779 c II 4to CU3 and AM 779 c III 4to CU4). Fol. 20v is partially blank (but no text is missing there). There are several lacunae in the text and the end is missing (see condition).
Codex
Paper
24175-189 mm x 134-149 mm
The watermarks are difficult to see due to the poor condition of the paper.
On some leaves, there is a coat of arms of Amsterdam visible.
The details are:
  • Fol. 1: crown?
  • Fol. 2: "blank"?
  • Fol. 3: "blank"?
  • Fol. 4: coat of arms (bottom)?
  • Fol. 5: crown?
  • Fol. 6: "blank"?
  • Fol. 7: coat of arms (bottom)
  • Fol. 8: coat of arms (crown)
  • Fol. 9: "blank"?
  • Fol. 10: coat of arms (bottom)
  • Fol. 11: coat of arms (bottom)?
  • Fol. 12: "blank"?
  • Fol. 13: coat of arms (bottom)?
  • Fol. 14: crown?
  • Fol. 15: "blank"?
  • Fol. 16: coat of arms (bottom)?
  • Fol. 17: "blank"
  • Fol. 18: (something close to the spine?)
  • Fol. 19: "blank"
  • Fol. 20: "blank"
  • Fol. 21: "blank"
  • Fol. 22: "blank"
  • Fol. 23: coat of arms (bottom)?
  • Fol. 24: crown?

There is later foliation in pencil. The numbers are not consecutive and have been corrected several times.
There are two quires:
  • Quire I: fols. 1-10 (1+4, 2+3, 5+10, 6+9, 7+8) (5 bifolia) Note: Except for the bifolia 2+3 and 7+8, all leaves have been repaired at the spine. Fols. 1-4 once formed a different quire, but are now glued onto fol. 5r. In between fol. 2 and 3, there are leaves missing, i.e. this is not the original centre of the quire.
  • Quire II: fols. 11-24 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17+22, 18+21, 19+20, 23, 24) (3 bifolia, 8 singletons) Note: Fols. 19+20 clearly form an original bifolium. The bifolium 17+22 has been repaired, but could possibly also form an original bifolium. Fols. 18 and 21 have possibly not formed an original bifolium, but were joined at some point. The other leaves are loose and were glued onto either fol. 16 (i.e. fols. 11-15) or onto a support slip in the binding of the present quire.
There are no quire signatures.There are long catchwords on every page. Usually, only the last word is the actual catchword.
  • There are lacunae after fols. 2, 4, 10, 24 and possibly more.
  • The manuscript is in quite poor condition. The material is very week and there are many small holes.
  • Most leaves show older repairs by means of attaching paper and glassine.
  • There are many stains, one of them is visible on several leaves in the middle of the outside margin.
  • The ink is very dark and bleeding into the paper, so that the pages appear to be rather dark.
  • On the AM-slip, there is a water stain in the top outer corner.
  • The leaves are irregular and have been trimmed in a crooked manner.
The text is written in one column. 150-160 mm x 125-130 mm25-2811-15
Unknown Chancery Sole
Info: The script is tidy, upright and narrow. The script in the main text appears different from the rubrics, both of which were written in chancery script, but the rubrics occur more cursive and tilted compared to the script in the main text. In the rubrics, some letter shapes resemble kurrent script. The same hand wrote AM 799 c I 4to CU2 (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 200).
  • Initial: There are small initials (1-2 lines).
  • Paratext: The rubrics and chapter numbers are written in a more decorative variant of the script (see above).
  • On fol. 6, there is a word added to the margin (by the scribe).
  • On fol. 20v, there is some writing consisting of two words perpendicular to the writing direction of the text. The words were written with lighter ink in kurrent script. The first word starts with a large decorated initial. The second words is partly obscured by the last lines of the text. Note: Since the main text seems to partly cover the perpendicular writing, it can be assumed to be younger. Consequently, the scribe may have reused older paper that already had some writing on it. This correlates with the text on fol. 20v not continuing to the bottom of the page, but ending after 9 full lines with a catchword.
  • An AM-slip (183 mm x 143 mm) is located in front of the manuscript. Árni Magnússon has written on it:
    "Fra Monsieur Þorleifi Arasyne til läns 1711. i Augusto."
  • A later hand has written
    "No 1"
    in pencil onto the AM-slip. Note: The same hand has also added numbers onto the other AM-slips in this volume.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 200).
Árni Magnússon borrowed this codicological unit from Þorleifur Arason in August 1711.

Former Physical Context:
AM 779 c I 4to CU2 (1601-1700, Iceland)
1. (1r-4v) Dialogue between Agatha and Barbara on the wife's duties (defective) Icelandic Barbara mælte æ satt er þad þui er ver ofann gaf hun eckunne mikla Note: Fragment
Codex
Paper
4165 mm x 125-135 mm
There are parts of a watermark visible on fols. 26 and 27. The parts are not identifiable, but may belong together.
The details are:
  • Fol. 1: "blank"?
  • Fol. 2: [part of watermark]
  • Fol. 3: [part of watermark]
  • Fol. 4: "blank"?

There is later foliation in pencil in the same hand as in CU1. One set of numbers counts 1-4, the other 19-22.
There is one quire:
  • Quire I: fols. 1-4 (1+4, 2+3) (2 bifolia) Note: The leaves have been repaired close to the spine, but according to the watermarks, these could be original bifolia.
There are no quire signatures.There are long catchwords on every page. Usually, only the last word is the actual catchword.
  • The condition of the paper is rather poor. Most leaves show tears and older repairs (using paper and glassine).
  • There are stains from water and dirt.
The text is written in one column. 140 mm x 115 mm22-2811-13
Unknown Chancery Sole
Info: The script is tidy, upright and narrow. The script in the main text appears different from the rubrics, both of which were written in chancery script, but the rubrics occur more cursive and tilted compared to the script in the main text. In the rubrics, some letter shapes resemble kurrent script. The same hand wrote AM 799 c I 4to CU2 (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 200).
There is no decoration.
There are no later additions.
There is no additional material.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 200).
Árni Magnússon possibly received this codicological unit together with CU1 from Þorleifur Arason in August 1711.

Former Physical Context:
AM 779 c II 4to CU3 (1601-1700, Iceland)
1. (1r-24r) Grænlands Chronica Claus Lyschander Icelandic Sv GRÆNLENDska CRONIKA Huar Inne Stuttlega Skrifast, huørnenn Jön Olafs son India fare hefr vtlagt firer ofan skrifada historiu Note: Translation. On fol. 24v, the beginning of Hákonar þáttur Hárekssonar is crossed out.
Codex
Paper
24183-196 mm x 142-152 mm
There are two different watermarks: A coat of arms of Amsterdam and a small foolscap in a collar with seven bells.
The details are:
  • Fol. 1: "blank"
  • Fol. 2: "blank"
  • Fol. 3: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 4: "blank"
  • Fol. 5: foolscap (head)?
  • Fol. 6: foolscap (head)?
  • Fol. 7: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 8: foolscap (bottom)
  • Fol. 9: "blank"
  • Fol. 10: foolscap (head)?
  • Fol. 11: "blank"
  • Fol. 12: "blank"
  • Fol. 13: coat of arms (bottom)
  • Fol. 14: coat of arms (crown)
  • Fol. 15: "blank"
  • Fol. 16: coat of arms (crown)?
  • Fol. 17: "blank"
  • Fol. 18: "blank"
  • Fol. 19: "blank"
  • Fol. 20: "blank"
  • Fol. 21: coat of arms (bottom)
  • Fol. 22: "blank"
  • Fol. 23: coat of arms (bottom)
  • Fol. 24: coat of arms (crown)

There is later foliation in pencil (1-24).
There are six quires:
  • Quire I: fols. 1-4 (1+4, 2+3) (2 bifolia) Note: The leaves haven been repaired and are not original bifolia (see below).
  • Quire II: fols. 5-8 (5+8, 6+7) (2 bifolia) Note: The leaves have been repaired but appear to be original bifolia.
  • Quire III: fols. 9-12 (9+12, 10+11) (2 bifolia)Note: The leaves 9 and 12 have been joined (and glued onto fol. 13). Fols. 10 and 11 do not belong together either. Originally, there was a large quire of six bifolia. In that original quire, the four leaves of the present quire formed the outer bifolia together with the leaves in the present quire I. What is now quire II was at the centre of the quire.
  • Quire IV: fols. 13-16 (13+16, 14+15) (2 bifolia) Note: The leaves haven been repaired and are not original bifolia (see below).
  • Quire V: fols. 17-20 (17-20, 18+19) (2 bifolia) Note: The leaves have been repaired but appear to be original bifolia.
  • Quire VI: fols. 21-24 (21-24, 22+23) (2 bifolia)Note: The leaves have been repaired and are not original bifolia. Originally, there was a large quire of six bifolia. In that original quire, the four leaves of the present quire formed the outer bifolia together with the leaves in the present quire IV. What is now quire V was at the centre of the quire.
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page except for fol. 9r, which has a pseudo-catchword.
  • The paper is in rather poor condition.
  • Many leaves have been repaired at the spine using paper.
  • There are stains, especially in the outer margins and in the bottom outer corner from finger prints.
  • On fols. 14-24, there is a characteristic stain from liquid in the top outer corner. Note: The stain is not found on the following AM-slip of the next CU and must thus be older than the present arrangements.
  • The leaves have been trimmed in varying ways, i.e. more or less individually, which leads to inconsistent leaf dimensions.
  • Some of the text is difficult to read due to dirt or wear at the edges.
  • On fol. 24v, the last page, the beginning of Hákonar þáttur Hárekssonar is crossed out (ca. 30 lines).
The text is written in one column. 170-180 mm x 130-140 mm35-4213-18
Steindór Ormsson Hybrida Sole
  • Initial: The initials are of varying size (1-9 lines) but are all decorated with strokes and short cross-lines.
  • Initial: The initial on fol. 8v (þ), is decorated with a face in the bow.
  • Initial: On fol. 24v, there is a large decorated initial ("I") that marks the beginning of a new text. Unlike the new text, the initial is not crossed-out. Its size corresponds to 9 lines of text. Note: An almost identical initial, is found in the same location in AM 779 c 4to III (30v).
  • Paratext: Some of the catchwords are decorated in the same way as the initials (with lines and cross-lines).
  • Paratext: The rubric and first lines of chapters are partly distinct by means of larger letters, capitals or more chancery-like script.
  • Paratext: The end of the text on fol. 24v is written in the shape of half a diamond.
  • In the outer margin of fol. 8v, there are a few letters is darker ink, which is smeared upwards.
  • An AM-slip (194 mm x 147 mm) is attached to the first page of the manuscript. Árni Magnússon has written on it:
    "Grænlands=chronica utlỏgd af Jone Olafssyne Ost=india=fara."
    Below, a another hand has added:
    "Ur bök i 4to sem Eg keypte 1710. af Jörunne i ytra Hiardardal i Ønundar firde, konu Jons Steindorssonar yngra. Er med hende Steindors Ormssonar. A.M."
  • A later hand has written
    "No 2"
    in pencil onto the AM-slip.
The codicological unit was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 200).
Árni Magnússon bought the larger manuscript, of which this codicological unit was a part, from Jórunn in Ytri-Hjarðardalur in Önundarfjörður in 1710 (see accMat).

Former Physical Context:
  • When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms32.
  • Before then the codicological unit was part of Ms32a.


AM 779 c III 4to CU4 (1601-1700, Iceland)
1. (1r:9-30v:9) Grænlands Chronica Claus Lyschander Icelandic Hier Byrriar Sw GRÆNLendska CRONIKA Nordur I Villesk Hafe Liggur þad Lande Jön Olafs son Indiafare hefur utlagt ofannskrifada Cronicu Note: Translation The first eight lines on fol. 1r are crossed out. They contain the end of Rémundar saga. The last 21 lines on fol. 30v are also crossed out. They contain the beginning of Hákonar þáttur Hárekssonar.
Codex
Paper
30192 mm x 152 mm
There are different watermarks.
In the beginning, there is a small circle with a thick H-like figure and thinner drawings inside.
Later, there is a horse with a banner
The details are:
  • Fol. 1: circle (thick lines)
  • Fol. 2: circle ("H")
  • Fol. 3: "blank"
  • Fol. 4: "blank"
  • Fol. 5: "blank"
  • Fol. 6: circle (entirely)
  • Fol. 7: "blank"
  • Fol. 8: horse (top)
  • Fol. 9: "blank"
  • Fol. 10: "blank"
  • Fol. 11: horse (bottom)
  • Fol. 12: "blank"
  • Fol. 13: "blank"
  • Fol. 14: horse (bottom)
  • Fol. 15: horse (bottom)
  • Fol. 16: "blank"
  • Fol. 17: "blank"
  • Fol. 18: "blank"
  • Fol. 19: "blank"
  • Fol. 20: horse (top)
  • Fol. 21: horse (top)
  • Fol. 22: horse (bottom)
  • Fol. 23: "blank"
  • Fol. 24: horse (bottom)
  • Fol. 25: "blank"
  • Fol. 26: "blank"
  • Fol. 27: horse (top)
  • Fol. 28: "blank"
  • Fol. 29: horse (top)
  • Fol. 30: horse (top)

There is later foliation in pencil (1-30).
There are four quires:
  • Quire I: fols. 1-5 (1+2, 3+4, 5) (2 bifolia, 1 singleton) Note: The bifolium 3+4 forms the centre of the current quire, 1+2 is glued on. Since there is no text missing in between the two bifolia, one of them must have been stuck into the original quire.
  • Quire II: fols. 6-13 (6+13, 7+12, 8+11, 9+10) (4 bifolia) Note: Only the outer bifolium has been repaired, but according to the chain-lines, it formed an original bifolium.
  • Quire III: fols. 14-21 (14+21, 15+20, 15+19, 17+18) (4 bifolia) Note: There are no repairs in this quire.
  • Quire IV: fols. 22-30 (22+29, 23+28, 24+27, 25+26, 30) (4 bifolia, 1 singleton) Note: The singleton leave is glued onto fol. 29. The bifolium 22+29 has been repaired but formed an original bifolium according to the watermark.
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page. Some of them, e.g. on fol. 2r, are pseudo-catchwords.
  • On the first and last page, text is heavily crossed out.
  • The leaves are rather dark and show many stains, especially close to the edges.
The text is written in one column. 165 mm x 130 mm30-3313-15
Jón Torfason Kurrent Sole
Info: Probably written by Jón Torfason from Flatey.
  • Initial: The initials (2-7 lines) are carefully decorated. The larger initials at the beginning of a text show additional lines, cross-lines and curls. The smaller initials show cross-lines and curls.
  • Initial: On fol. 9v, the letter "þ" is decorated with a face inside the bow.
  • Initial: On fol. 30v, there is a large decorated initial ("I") that marks the beginning of a new text. Its size correlates to 7 lines of text. Note: An almost identical initial is found in the same location in AM 779 c 4to II (fol. 24v).
  • Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with a C-shaped line and occasionally additional lines or loops.
  • Paratext: The rubrics and first line of the text are written in highly decorated chancery script.
  • There are a few additions to the text in the hand of the scribe.
There are two AM-slips in front of the manuscript part.
  • On AM-slip a (193 mm x 154 mm), Árni Magnússon has written:
    "Grænlands-chronika utlỏgd ur þeirre Dỏnsku af Jone Olafs syne ost-india fara."
    A later hand has added
    "No 4"
    in pencil.
  • AM-slip b (98 mm x 70 mm) reads in the hand of Árni Magnússon:
    "Min. feingen fra Stad i Sugandafirdi."
The codicological unit was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 200).
It is unknown when Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit, but he received it from Staður in Sugandafjörður (see AM-slip).

Former Physical Context:
  • When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms6.


AM 779 c IV 4to CU5 (1601-1700, Iceland)
1. (1r-22r) Grænlands Chronica Claus Lyschander Icelandic CRONICA Sv Grænlendska Historia I hvorre Stuttliga vtskrifad er Og er hier nu Ender þessrar Historiu Note: Translation (the same as in AM 779 a 4to, AM 779 b 4to and AM 779 c V 4to CU6). Fol. 22v and most of fol. 22r are blank.
Codex
Paper
22194 mm x 155 mm
There is a large ornamented watermark.
The details are:
  • Fol. 1: "blank"
  • Fol. 2: "blank"
  • Fol. 3: watermark ("bottom")
  • Fol. 4: watermark ("bottom")
  • Fol. 5: watermark ("top")
  • Fol. 6: watermark ("top")
  • Fol. 7: "blank"
  • Fol. 8: "blank"
  • Fol. 9: "blank"
  • Fol. 10: "blank"
  • Fol. 11: watermark ("bottom")
  • Fol. 12: watermark ("bottom")
  • Fol. 13: watermark ("top")
  • Fol. 14: watermark ("top")
  • Fol. 15: "blank"
  • Fol. 16: "blank"
  • Fol. 17: "blank"
  • Fol. 18: "blank"
  • Fol. 19: watermark ("bottom")
  • Fol. 20: watermark ("top")
  • Fol. 21: "blank"
  • Fol. 22: "blank"

There is later foliation in pencil (1-22).
There are three quires:
  • Quire I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia) Note: The leaves have been repaired but this is an original quire according to watermarks and dimensions.
  • Quire II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13) (4 bifolia) Note: The leaves have been repaired but this is an original quire according to watermarks and dimensions.
  • Quire III: fols. 17-22 (17+22, 18+21, 19+20) (3 bifolia) Note: The leaves have been repaired but this is an original quire according to watermarks and dimensions.
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page.
  • The leaves are rather dirty, especially fol. 1r, 8v-9r, 16v-17r and 22v, which indicates that these are original quire boundaries.
  • The openings at the centre of the quires (4v-5r, 12v-13r and 19v-20r) are also somewhat dirtier than the rest of the pages.
The text is written in one column. 170 mm x 130 mm27-3114-17
Halldór Guðmundsson Kurrent Sole
  • Initial: The initials are written larger than the main text (1-3 lines). They are slightly decorated.
  • Paratext: The first rubric was partly written in red ink. All rubrics are distinct by means of chancery script.
  • Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with small loops and an angled line.
  • Frieze: There is a small tail-piece at the end of the text.
  • There are some notes in the margins by the scribe, mostly indicating chapters and years.
  • At least one later hand has added underlinings in the text and markers in the margins.

An AM-slip (195 mm x 160 mm) is kept in front of the manuscript. Árni Magnússon has written on it:
"Grænlandz Kronika Ur bok Sera Þorsteinskels Oddz sonar i Bæ, og heyrer honum til, ä eg og at lata þad festa til samans aptur."
A later hand has added
"No 5"
in pencil. Note: This slip belongs to the last CU, i.e. part V (CU6), as is indicated in a note at the bottom of the slip: "Á við V aftast í bókina" (Stefán Karlsson 1970, 85).
The codicological unit was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 200).
Árni Magnússon received the codicological unit as part of a larger codex from Jón Torfason. At first, this was a loan, but in 1721 he became the owner of the manuscript (see AM-slip in CU6).

Former Physical Context:
  • When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms40.


AM 779 c V 4to CU6 (1601-1700, Iceland)
1. (1r-26r) Grænlands Chronica Claus Lyschander Icelandic CRONICA Sv Grænlendska Historia I hvorre Stuttlega Utskrifad er Og er Hier Nú Ender þessrar Historiu Note: Translation (the same as in AM 779 a 4to, AM 779 b 4to and AM 779 c IV 4to). Fol. 26v and the lower part of fol. 16r are blank.
Codex
Paper
26192 mm x 155 mm
There is a watermark in the shape of a star of pointy flower, which is based on a partially round bottom piece.
The details are:
  • Fol. 1: "blank"
  • Fol. 2: bottom
  • Fol. 3: "blank"
  • Fol. 4: bottom
  • Fol. 5: star/flower
  • Fol. 6: "blank"
  • Fol. 7: star/flower
  • Fol. 8: "blank"
  • Fol. 9: "blank"
  • Fol. 10: bottom
  • Fol. 11: "blank"
  • Fol. 12: bottom
  • Fol. 13: star/flower
  • Fol. 14: "blank"
  • Fol. 15: star/flower
  • Fol. 16: "blank"
  • Fol. 17: "blank"
  • Fol. 18: bottom
  • Fol. 19: star/flower
  • Fol. 20: "blank"
  • Fol. 21: "blank"
  • Fol. 22: bottom
  • Fol. 23: "blank"
  • Fol. 24: star/flower
  • Fol. 25: bottom
  • Fol. 26: "blank"

There is later foliation in pencil (1-26).
There are four quires:
  • Quire I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia) Note: Most of the leaves have been repaired, but according to the watermarks, this is an original quire.
  • Quire II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13) (4 bifolia) Note: This is an original quire.
  • Quire III: fols. 17-20 (17+20, 18+19) (2 bifolia) Note: Fols. 17+29 have been repaired but probably formed an original bifolium.
  • Quire IV: fols. 21-26 (21, 22, 23+26, 24+25) (2 singletons, 2 bifolia) Note: This is an incomplete original quire. There are two leaves missing at the end.
There are no quire signatures.There are catchwords on every page.
  • The leaves are rather dark and show many stains.
  • The pages at the quire boundaries are especially dirty.
  • Some text in the margins (mostly to indicate chapters) is lost due to trimming.
The text is written in one column. 170 mm x 140 mm24-2813-15
Unknown Kurrent Sole
  • Initial: The initials are written much larger (3-5 lines) than the rest of the text and are decorated with bold and thin lines in the style of chancery fractura.
  • Paratext: The rubrics and first lines of paragraphs are written in highly decorated chancery script.
  • Paratext: The catchwords are decorated with an angled line with loops and squiggles underneath, which continue all the way down to the bottom of the page.
  • Frieze: At the end of text, there are three small tail-pieces.
  • There are some additions in brown ink in the margins of fol. 26v. The ink is very smeared, so that the additions are illegible.
  • An AM-slip (190 mm x 153 mm) is kept with the manuscript. Árni Magnússon has written on it:
    "Grænlandz-Kronika Ur bok Sera Jons Torfasonar ä Breidabolstad, og heyrirhonum tilnu 1721. heyrer hun mier til."
  • A later hand has written
    "No 7"
    in pencil onto the AM-slip.
  • Another hand has written
    "5"
    in black ink onto the AM-slip. Note: This slip belongs to the previous item, i.e. part IV (CU5), as is indicated in a note at the bottom of the slip: "Á við IV hér framan" (Stefán Karlsson 1970, 85).
The codicological unit was written in Iceland. Kålund dates it to the seventeenth century (Kålund 1889-1894, 2: 200-201).
Árni Magnússon borrowed the codicological unit as part of a larger codex from Þorkell Oddsson in Gaulverjabær. Even though he had to return the codex, he dismembered the manuscript and rearranged the codicological units with his belongings (see AM-slip in CU5).

Former Physical Context:
  • When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms61.


Last update: 2015.
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Den Arnamagnæanske Samling
Nordisk Forskningsinstitut
Københavns Universitet
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2300 København S
Denmark
Nordisk Forskningsinstitut
Københavns Universitet
Njalsgade 136
2300 København S
nfi@hum.ku.dk
Tel. +45 35 32 85 00