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AM 224 fol.

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Thómas saga erkibiskups; Norway?, 1690-1697

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
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
Stegmann, Beeke 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Contents

1
Thómas saga erkibiskups
Rubric

“Saga Thomæ Erkibiskups”

Incipit

Liost er orþit af

Explicit

“anda um eylifra allder allda Amen”

Note

Fols. 100v-103r are left blank in order to mark a lacuna.

There are six blank leaves at the end of the manuscript.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Paper with watermark.

No. of leaves
iii + 145 + iii. 315 mm x 200 mm.
Foliation
There is later foliation in grey ink in the top right-hand corners (1-139) and later pagination in pencil in the top right-hand corners of the first half of the manuscript (1-151).
Collation

  • 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. 17-24 (17+24, 18+23, 19+22, 20+21)
  • IV: fols. 25-32 (25+32, 26+31, 27+30, 28+29)
  • V: fols. 33-40 (33+40, 34+39, 35+38, 36+37)
  • VI: fols. 41-48 (41+48, 42+47, 43+46, 44+45)
  • VII: fols. 49-56 (49+56, 50+55, 51+54, 52+53)
  • VIII: fols. 57-64 (57+64, 58+63, 59+62, 60+61)
  • IX: fols. 65-72 (65+72, 66+71, 67+70, 68+69)
  • X: fols. 73-80 (73+80, 74+79, 75+78, 76+79)
  • XI: fols. 81-88 (81+88, 82+87, 83+86, 84+85)
  • XII: fols. 89-96 (89+96, 90+95, 91+94, 92+93)
  • XIII: fols. 97-104 (97+104, 98+103, 99+102, 100+101)
  • XIV: fols. 105-112 (105+112, 106+111, 107+110, 108+109)
  • XV: fols. 113-120 (113+120, 114+119, 115+118, 116+117)
  • XVI: fols. 121-128 (121+128, 122+127, 123+126, 124+125)
  • XVII: fols. 129-137 (129+136, 130+135, 131+134, 132+133, 137)
  • XVIII: fols. 138-[145] (138+[145], 139+[144], [140]+[143], [141]+[142])

There are no quire signatures. There are catchwords on every eighth leaf, i.e. fols. 8v, 16v, 24v, 32v, 40v etc. until 136v.
Condition

The leaves are in good condition and hardly dirty. Only around the edges is there a slight discolouration.

Layout

  • The text is written in one column with 32-33 lines per page and 7-12 words per line.
  • The written area measures ca. 270 mm x 145-150 mm.

Script

Written by Ásgeir Jónsson.

Decoration

The first initial spans ca. 3 lines and is decorated with additional lines on the ascender.

Most initials were written larger (1-2 lines) and are slightly decorated by means of loops and curls.

There is a medium large tail-piece on fol. 139v resembling an infinity sign with an additional loop.

On the edges there is bright red colouring.

Additions

There are very few later additions in the margins (e.g. on fol. 4r). Some of them are variant readings (e.g. fols. 31r and 33r).

Binding

The binding is a full binding made of parchment. Parchment strips have been laced through the spine fold and there are traces of two stickers for the shelfmark and the running number, which were removed during conservation. They are now kept separately in the box of AM 224 fol. Árni Magnússon has written the title of the saga “Thomas saga Erkibikups” onto the spine using brown ink. Inside the binding is possibly an old sea map. The front pastedown is made from two different kinds of blank paper. The parchment was reused from another binding and was too small for this manuscript as can be seen on the lower corner on the back, where additional parchment had to be supplied.

Accompanying Material

An AM-slip (157 mm x 112 mm) is attached in front of the manuscript. One of Árni Magnússon's scribes has written on it: “Fra Sal. Assessor Thormod Toruesens Enke 1720.” And a different hand added: “Num. 1”

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Norway, where Torfæus had it written by his scribe Ásgeir Jónsson at some point between 1690-1697 Már Jónsson: Skrifarinn Ásgeir Jónsson frá Gullberaströnd í Lundarreykjadal p. 285.

Provenance

Árni Magnússon received the manuscript as a gift from Torfæus's widow after his death in 1720.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 20 October 2015 by BS.

Surrogates

  • Latest microfilm pictures from 2004.
  • A4 pictures (86%) from 2003.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Már Jónsson“Skrifarinn Ásgeir Jónsson frá Gullberaströnd í Lundarreykjadal”, Heimtur: Ritgerðir til heiðurs Gunnari Karlssyni sjötugumed. Guðmundur Jónsson, ed. Helgi Skúli Kjartansson, ed. Vésteinn Ólason2009; p. 282-297
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 181
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