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AM 59 fol.

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Ólafs saga Tryggvasonar, Vol. II; Denmark, 1685-1699

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Ásgeir Jónsson 
Death
27 August 1707 
Occupation
Scribe 
Roles
Scribe 
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Name
Árni Magnússon 
Birth
13 November 1663 
Death
07 January 1730 
Occupation
Professor, Arkivsekretær (Secretary of the Royal Archives) 
Roles
Scholar; Author; Scribe; Poet 
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Name
Ehlert, Otto 
Occupation
Binder 
Roles
Binder 
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Name
Resen, Peder Hansen 
Birth
17 June 1625 
Death
01 June 1688 
Occupation
President, historian, learned in the law 
Roles
Owner; Author; publisher 
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Name
Þormóður Torfason 
Birth
27 May 1636 
Death
31 January 1719 
Occupation
Sagnaritari 
Roles
Owner; Scholar; Marginal 
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Contents

2
Ólafs saga Tryggvasonar
Note

In three volumes. Vol I: AM 58 fol., vol III AM 60 fol.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
163. 312 mm x 205 mm
Foliation

Contemporaneous pagination 393-738.

Foliated 189-362 in red ink by Kristian Kålund.

Layout
Written in two columns.
Script

Written by Ásgeir Jónsson.

Additions
A few later corrections, other changes and dates added by Árni Magnússon.
Binding

Half-binding from with a parchment spine; the boards are covered with glossy marbled paper. Size of binding: 322 mm x 211 mm x 45 mm. The binding is from the period 1700-1730 and 1885 (covers).

On the spine Árni Magnússon wrote “Ólafs saga Trygvason Tom. II, Pag. 393-738.” On the upper pastedown Kålund noted the date 23.09.1885.

In 1885 the original parchment cover, containing Petrus de Herential’s Psalm commentary, was transferred to Acess. 7e Hs. 123 ff. 24, 60-61 and 65). Otto Ehlert replaced the parchment with marbled paper.

Accompanying Material
Fol. 229 is a slip containing some calculations of dates of the saga.

History

Origin

Probably written in Copenhagen, Denmark towards the end of the 17th century. According to Árni Magnússon's account on fol. 1, the manuscripts AM 58 fol-AM 60 fol. were likely transcribed from a manuscript in Peder Resen's collection, and given that there is nothing to indicate that Torfæus borrowed manuscripts from Resen, it must be assumed that Ásgeir Jónsson transcribed these manuscripts in Copenhagen.

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 40
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