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AM 779 c 4to

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Grænlands Chronica, Five Copies; Island, 1600-1699

Navn
Stegmann, Beeke 
Stilling
Scholar 
Roller
Katalogisator 
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Navn
Christophersen, Lyschander, Claus 
Fødselsdato
1558 
Dødsdato
1624 
Stilling
Historiker; Digter 
Roller
Forfatter; Skriver; Ejer 
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Navn
Arne Magnusson 
Fødselsdato
13. november 1663 
Dødsdato
7. januar 1730 
Stilling
Professor, Arkivsekretær 
Roller
Lærd; Forfatter; Skriver; Digter 
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Navn
Þorleifur Arason 
Fødselsdato
1687 
Dødsdato
12. januar 1727 
Stilling
Rector in Skálholt; Priest 
Roller
Ejer 
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Navn
Steindór Ormsson 
Fødselsdato
1626 
Stilling
 
Roller
Skriver 
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Navn
Jórunn Jónsdóttir 
Fødselsdato
1666 
Stilling
 
Roller
Ejer 
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Stednavn
Hjarðardalur-Ytri 1 
Sogn
Mosvallahreppur 
Amt
Vestur-Ísafjarðarsýsla 
Region
Vestfirðingafjórðungur 
Land
Island 
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Navn
Jón Steindórsson 
Fødselsdato
1662 
Stilling
Landman 
Roller
Ejer 
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Navn
Jón Torfason 
Dødsdato
1712 
Stilling
Skiver 
Roller
Skriver 
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Stednavn
Staður 
Sogn
Suðureyrarhreppur 
Amt
Vestur-Ísafjarðarsýsla 
Region
Vestfirðingafjórðungur 
Land
Island 
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Navn
Halldór Guðmundsson 
Fødselsdato
1600 
Stilling
Landman; Skiver 
Roller
Skriver 
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Navn
Jón Torfason 
Fødselsdato
1657 
Dødsdato
1716 
Stilling
Præst 
Roller
Ejer 
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Stednavn
Breiðabólsstaður 
Sogn
Fljótshlíðarhreppur 
Amt
Rangárvallasýsla 
Region
Sunnlendingafjórðungur 
Land
Island 
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Navn
Þorkell Oddsson 
Fødselsdato
1678 
Dødsdato
1734 
Stilling
 
Roller
Ejer 
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Stednavn
Gaulverjabær 
Sogn
Gaulverjabæjarheppur 
Amt
Árnessýsla 
Region
Sunnlendingafjórðungur 
Land
Island 
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Fysisk Beskrivelse / Kodikologi

Materiale

Paper.

Antal blade
i + 126 + i.
Indbinding

The manuscript is bound a halfbinding with blue tape on the spine and corners and brown marbled paper (tree root) on the front and back cover. 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. The binding stems from the time when the manuscript was part of the collection in the Royal Library in Copenhagen (cf. binding type and decoration).

Historie og herkomst

Herkomst

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.

[Additional]

[Record History]

Catalogued 28 August 2014 by BS.

[Surrogates]

  • Microfilm from 1959.
  • A4-photographs (92%) from 2005.

Indhold

Del I ~ AM 779 c I 4to (codicological unit 1)
1(1r-24v)
Grænlands Chronica
Rubrik

„Hier Biriar Grænlands Cronica“

Begynder

Nordur I ville hafe liggur þad land er

Ender

„og vnder lande hleiptu þeir [...] erum, og leist þeim“

Bemærkning

Translation (the same as in AM 779 c II 4to and AM 779 c III 4to).

Fol. 20v is partly blank, but no text is missing there.

There are several lacunae in the text and the end is missing.

Tekstens sprog

Islandsk

Fysisk Beskrivelse / Kodikologi

Materiale

Paper with a coat of arms of Amsterdam watermark.

Antal blade
24. 175-189 mm x 134-149 mm.
Foliering

There is later foliation in pencil. The numbers are not consecutive and have been corrected several times.

Lægfordeling

  • I: fols. 1-10 (1+4, 2+3, 5+10, 6+9, 7+8)
  • II: fols. 11-24 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17+22, 18+21, 19+20, 23, 24)

There are no quire signatures. There are long catchwords on every page.
Tilstand

There are lacunae after fols. 2, 4, 10, 24 and possibly more.

The manuscript is in quite poor condition. The material is very thin and there are many small holes.

Most leaves show older repairs (by means of attaching paper and glassine).

Layout

  • The manuscript is written in one column with 25 to 28 lines per page and 11 to 15 words per line.
  • The dimensions of the written area are ca. 150-160 mm x 125-130 mm.
  • On fol. 20v, only 9 lines were written, leaving the bottom half of the page without text. The text continues on fol. 21r.

Skrift

This part of the manuscript was written in chancery script by an unidentified scribe.

[Decoration]

There are small initials (1-2 lines).

Tilføjet materiale

On fol. 20v, there is some writing consisting of two words perpendicular to the writing direction of the text. This could be a name or signature.

Vedlagt materiale

An AM-slip (183 mm x 143 mm) is located in front of the manuscript. Árni Magnússon wrote on it: „Fra Monsieur Þorleifi Arasyne til läns 1711. i Augusto.“

A later hand wrote „No 1“ in pencil onto the AM-slip.

Historie og herkomst

Erhvervelse

Árni Magnússon received this part from Þorleifur Arason in August 1711.

Del II ~ AM 779 c I 4to (codicological unit 2)
1(1r-4v)
Dialogue between Agatha and Barbara on the wife's duties
Begynder

Barbara mætle æ satt er þad þui er ver

Ender

„ofann gaf hun eckunne mikla“

Bemærkning

Fragment

Tekstens sprog

Islandsk

Fysisk Beskrivelse / Kodikologi

Materiale

Paper with watermark.

Antal blade
4. 165 mm x 125-135 mm.
Foliering

There is later foliation in pencil. One set of numbers counts 1-4, the other 19-22.

Lægfordeling

  • I: fols. 1-4 (1+4, 2+3)

There are no quire signatures. There are long catchwords on every page.
Tilstand

The paper is very thin and shows many small holes.

There are older repairs.

Layout

  • The manuscript is written in one column with 22 to 28 lines per page and 11 to 13 words per line.
  • The dimensions of the written area are ca. 140 mm x 115 mm.

Skrift

The same unidentified hand as in the previous part.

Historie og herkomst

[No history available.]

Del III ~ AM 779 c II 4to
1(1r-24r)
Grænlands Chronica
Rubrik

„Sv | GRÆNLENDska CRONIKA“

Begynder

Huar Inne Strtlega Skrifast, huørnenn

Ender

„Jön Olafs son India fare hefr vtlagt | firer ofan skrifada historiu“

Bemærkning

Tranlation.

Tekstens sprog

Islandsk

2(24v)
Hákonar þáttur HárekssonarHákonar þáttur norræna
Bemærkning

Only the beginning is present and has been crossed out.

Tekstens sprog

Islandsk

Fysisk Beskrivelse / Kodikologi

Materiale

Paper with two different watermarks (coat of arms of Amsterdam and foolscap).

Antal blade
24. 183-196 mm x 140 mm.
Foliering

There is later foliation in pencil.

Lægfordeling

  • I: fols. 1-4 (1+4, 2+3)
  • II: fols. 5-8 (5+8, 6+7)
  • III: fols. 9-12 (9-12, 10+11)
  • IV: fols. 13-16 (13+16, 14+15)
  • V: fols. 17-20 (17-20, 18+19)
  • VI: fols. 21-24 (21-24, 22+23)

There are no quire signatures. There are catchwords on every page.
Tilstand

The paper is thin and has many small holes.

There are older repairs and many stains.

Layout

  • The manuscript is written in one column with 35 to 42 lines per page and 13 to 18 words per line.
  • The dimensions of the written area are ca. 170-180 mm x 130-140 mm.

Skrift

Written in hybrid script that is identified as Steindór Ormsson's hand.

[Decoration]

There are decorated initials of varying size (1-9) at the beginning of chapters.

On fol. 24v is a large decorated initial ("I") that marks the beginning of a new text. Unlike the text, the initial is not crossed-out. Its size corresponds to 9 lines of text. An almost identical initial is found in the same location in AM 779 c III 4to (30v).

Vedlagt materiale

An AM-slip (194 mm x 147 mm) is attached to the first page of the manuscript. Árni Magnússon wrote on it: „Grænlands=chronica utlögd af Jone Olafssyne Ost=india=fara.“ Below, another hand has added: „Ur bök i 4to sem Eg keypte 1710. af Jörunne i ytra Hiardardal i Önundar firde, konu Jons Steindorssonar yngra. Er med hende Steindors Ormssonar. A.M.“

A later hand has added „No 2“ in pencil.

Historie og herkomst

Erhvervelse

Árni Magnússon bought the manuscript from Jórunn, Jón Steindórsson's widow, in 1710.

Del IV ~ AM 779 c III 4to
1(1r:1-8)
Rémundar saga
Bemærkning

End only, crossed out.

2(1r:9-30v:9)
Grænlands Chronica
Rubrik

„Hier Byrriar Sw GRÆNLendska CRONIKA“

Begynder

Nordur I Villesk Hafe Liggur þad Lande

Ender

„Jön Olafs son Indiafare hefur utlagt ofannſkrifada Cronicu“

Bemærkning

Translation (the same as in AM 779 c I 4to (codicological unit 1) og AM 779 c II 4to).

Tekstens sprog

Islandsk

3(30v:10-31)
Hákonar þáttr Hárekssonar
Rubrik

Æfintÿr af einum Norskum Böndasine

Bemærkning

Beginning only, crossed out.

Fysisk Beskrivelse / Kodikologi

Materiale

Paper with different watermarks.

Antal blade
30. 192 mm x 152 mm.
Foliering

There is later foliation in pencil.

Lægfordeling

  • I: fols. 1-5 (1+2, 3+4, 5)
  • II: fols. 6-13 (6+13, 7+12, 8+11, 9+10)
  • III: fols. 14-21 (14+21, 15+20, 15+19, 17+18)
  • IV: fols. 22-30 (22+29, 23+28, 24+27, 25+26, 30)

There are no quire signatures. There are catchwords on every page.
Tilstand

The paper is thin and has many small holes.

There are older repairs and many stains.

On fol. 1r and 30v are the end and beginning of other texts crossed out.

Layout

  • The manuscript is written in one column with 30 to 33 lines per page and 13 to 15 words per line.
  • The dimensions of the written area are ca. 165 mm x 130 mm.

Skrift

The manuscript was written in kurrent script, probably by Jón Torfason.

[Decoration]

There are decorated initials of varying size (2-7 lines) at the beginning of chapters.

On fol. 30v is a large decorated initial ("I") that marks the beginning of a new text. Its size correlates to 7 lines of text. An almost identical initial is found in the same location in AM 779 c II 4to (24v).

Vedlagt materiale
There are two AM-slips in front of the manuscript.
  • On AM-slip a (193 mm x 154 mm) Árni Magnússon has written: „Grænlands-chronika utlögd ur þeirre Dönsku 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 as follows (in the hand of Árni Magnússon): „Min. feingen fra Stad i Sugandafirdi.“

Historie og herkomst

Proveniens
The manuscript was formerly part of a larger codex, that contained among others AM 540 4to, AM 347 4to V and AM 554 a γ 4to.
Erhvervelse

It is unknown when Árni Magnússon acquired the manuscript, but he received it from Staður in Sugandafjörður (cf. AM-slip).

Del V ~ AM 779 c IV 4to
1(1r-22r)
Grænlands Chronica
Rubrik

„CRONICA | Sv Grænlendſka“

„edur: “

Begynder

Historia I hvorre Stuttliga vtskrifad er

Ender

„Og er hier nu Ender þessrar Historiu“

Bemærkning

Translation *the same as in AM 779 a 4to-AM 779 b 4to og AM 779 c V 4to(.

Tekstens sprog

Islandsk

Fysisk Beskrivelse / Kodikologi

Materiale

Paper with a large ornamented watermark.

Antal blade
22. Fol. 22v is blank. 194 mm x 155 mm.
Foliering

There is later foliation in pencil.

Lægfordeling

  • I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5)
  • II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13)
  • III: fols. 17-22 (17+22, 18+21, 19+20)

There are no quire signatures. There are catchwords on every page.
Tilstand

There are older repairs and many stains.

Layout

  • The manuscript is written in one column with 27 to 31 lines per page and 14 to 17 words per line.
  • The dimensions of the written area are ca. 170 mm x 130 mm.

Skrift

Written in kurrent script by Halldór Guðmundsson á Sílastöðum.

[Decoration]

There are decorated initials of varying size (1-3 lines) at the beginning of chapters.

Parts of the rubric are written in red ink.

There is a small tail-piece at the end of the text.

Tilføjet materiale

At least one later hand added underlinings in the text and markers in the margins.

Vedlagt materiale

An AM-slip (195 mm x 160 mm) is kept in front of the manuscript. Árni Magnússon has written on it: „ 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.

This slip belongs to AM 779 c V 4to, as is indicated in a note at the bottom of the slip: „Á við V aftast í bókina“.

Historie og herkomst

Herkomst

Árni Magnússon has received the manuscript 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 (cf. AM-slip in AM 779 c V 4to).

Del VI ~ AM 779 c V 4to
(1r-26r)
Grænlands Chronica
Rubrik

„CRONICA | Sv Grænlendska“

Begynder

Historia I hvorre Stuttlega Utskrifad er

Ender

„Og er Hier Nú Ender þessrar Historiu“

Bemærkning

Translation (The same as in AM 779 a 4to, AM 779 b 4to and AM 779 c IV 4to).

Tekstens sprog

Islandsk

Fysisk Beskrivelse / Kodikologi

Materiale

Paper with watermark.

Antal blade
26. Fol. 26v is blank. 192 mm x 155 mm.
Foliering

There is later foliation in pencil.

Lægfordeling

  • I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5)
  • II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13)
  • III: fols. 17-20 (17+20, 18+19)
  • IV: fols. 21-26 (21, 22, 23+26, 24+25)

There are no quire signatures. There are catchwords on every page.
Tilstand

There are older repairs and stains throughout.

Layout

  • The manuscript is written in one column with 24 to 28 lines per page and 13 to 15 words per line.
  • The dimensions of the written area are ca. 170 mm x 140 mm.

Skrift

Written in kurrent script by an unidentified scribe.

[Decoration]

There are larger decorated initials (3-5) at the beginning of chapters.

At the end of the text, there are three small tail-pieces.

Tilføjet materiale

There are some additions in the margins and on fol. 26v in brown ink. The ink is very smeared, so that the additions are illegible.

Vedlagt materiale

An AM-slip (190 mm x 153 mm) is kept with the manuscript. Árni Magnússon wrote on it: „Grænlandz-Kronika | Ur bok Sera Jons Torfasonar ä Breidabolstad, og heyrir honum til nu 1721 hun mier til.“

A later hand wrote „No 7“ in pencil onto the AM-slip.

Another hand wrote „5“ in black ink onto the AM-slip.

This slip belongs to the last item, i.e. part IV, as is indicated in a note at the bottom of the slip: „Á við IV hér framan“.

Historie og herkomst

Herkomst

Árni Magnússon borrowed the manuscript as part of a larger codex from Þorkell Oddsson in Gaulverjabær (cf. AM-slip in AM 779 c IV 4to).

Bibliografi

ForfatterTitelRedaktørOmfang
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundII: p. 200-201
Agnete Loth„Sønderdelte arnamagnæanske papirhåndskrifter“, p. 113-142
Desmond Slay„Further Consideration of One of the Dismembered Arnamanæan Paper Manuscripts“, p. 198-203
Stefán Karlsson„Halldór Guðmundsson, norðlenzkur maður“, Opuscula1970; IV: p. 83-107
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