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AM 99 fol.

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Absalon Pedersens Norges beskrivelse; Norway?, 1701

Name
Pedersen, Absalon 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Author 
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Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Þormóður Torfason 
Birth
27 May 1636 
Death
31 January 1719 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner; Scholar; Marginal 
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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
Stegmann, Beeke 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Contents

1(3r-47r)
Norges beskrivelse
Rubric

“Om Norgis Riige”

Colophon

“Offuenskrefne Norgis Rigis korte beskriffuelſe er forfatted Aar effter Christi Byrd 1567 og | udi de effterfölgende, men nu paa ny udskref|uet Anno Domini 1701 - ”

Language of Text

Danish

Physical Description

Support

Paper with watermark.

No. of leaves
i + 46 + i. 301 mm x 190 mm.
Foliation
Foliated 1-47 in red ink by Kristian Kålund (the AM-slip foliated as fol. 2). Moreover, there is older pagination in brown ink (1-89).
Collation

  • I: fols. 1-13 (1+13, 3+12, 4+11, 5+10, 6+9, 7+8) [The AM-slip, foliated as fol. 2, is stuck in.]
  • II: fols. 14-25 (14+25, 15+24, 16+23, 17+22, 18+21, 19+20)
  • III: fols. 26-37 (26+37, 27+36, 28+35, 29+34, 30+33, 31+32)
  • IV: fols. 38-47 (38+47, 39+46, 40+45, 41+44, 42+43)

There are no quire signatures. There are catchwords at the end of each quire, i.e. on fols. 13v, 25v and 37v, but not fol. 47v, which is blank.
Condition

The fore edge of the leaves is untrimmed.

There are a couple of stains on the paper, mostly in the margins.

The ink has bled through the paper.

Layout

  • The text is written in one or two columns with 31-35 lines per page and 7-8 words per line.
  • The written area measures ca. 240 mm x 125 mm.
  • Most of fol. 47r and all of fol. 47v are blank.

Script

Written by Ásgeir Jónsson.

Decoration

The initials are only slightly larger than the main text (1-2 lines) and are not decorated.

Additions

There are a couple of marginal notes in Torfæus's hand. On fol. 1v, there is a note in the hand of the scribe about the suggested author of the anonymous text. Even though the note is in the hand of Ásgeir Jónsson, the suggestion possibly originates from Torfæus.

Binding

The current binding (312 mm x 198 mm x 28 mm) is a half binding with parchment from Árni Magnússon's time on the spine (ca. 1700-1730) and yellowish-brown marbled paper on the boards. The boards were formerly covered with reused parchment leaves which were taken off in 1911 and replaced with the marbled paper. The removed leaves are now stored in Access. 7 e (Hs 122, fols. 4, 19, 24 and 57).

Accompanying Material

An AM-slip (150 mm x 100 mm) is glued onto fol. 3r (and counted as fol. 2). Árni Magnússon wrote on it: “fra Sal. Assessor Thormod Toruesens Enke 1720.”

History

Origin

The manuscript was probably written in Norway in 1701 (cf. colophon).

Provenance

The whole manuscript, of which this was a part, was given to Árni Magnússon in 1720 by Torfæus's widow. Þormóður Torfæus probably commissioned the manuscript, since it was written by his scribe Ásgeir Jónsson.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 5 October 2015 by BS.

Surrogates

  • Latest microfilm pictures from 1998.
  • A4 pictures (90%) from 2001.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 68
Samlingered. Peter Frederik Suhm1771-1776; I-VI
Norske Magazined. N. Nicolaysen1860-1870; I-III
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