Excerpts and notes on history, geography, topography of the Nordic countries (particularly Norwegian); genealogies; transcripts of medieval diplomas and letters. The main content is in Latin, some documents and excerpts in Nordic languages.
A few documents of this collection of texts previously belonged to the Danish historian Arild Hvitfeldt. As a result the collection was previously called Varia Adversaria Hvitfeldiana; apart from this, the content of the manuscript has no connection to him.
Of the content the following can be mentioned:
Two lists. Fol. 18r-v is blank.
Among others can be noted runic inscriptions from the large Jelling stone (Denmark) and en gammel Klipppe vdi Listeleen (Norway).
„Supplementum Historiæ Norvegiæ cum rerum | Norvegicarum-Compendio anno M D X C IIII Hafniæ | edito coniungendum“
Om Sveriges geografi og naturhistorie
Crossed over at many places.
Fols 36v, 37v and 40v-42r are blank.
„ORCADES JNS. | The jles of Orknaÿ“
Kings of England up to King Edward I, kings of Denmark up to Erik VI, kings of Sweden up to Magnus III together with the Håløyga-family from Sæmingr to Hákon Eiríksson.
Fols. 74v, 80v, 81v, 84r-v, 87v, 97v, 98v-103v, 107r-v, 109r-v, 110v, 111v, 112v and 113v-114v are blank.
Primarily from the fourteenth century. For the most part containing Norwegian Royal Charters, episcopal letters, negotiations between Norwegian and foreign regents; other letters concerning Norway, especially Bergen.
„Privilegium et iuramentum R. Magni qvi primus coronatus Nidrosiæ MCCLXXVI“
Described by Kålund (Katalog) as det tvivlsomme aktstykke (the dubious document) about king Magnús Erlingsson passing the Norwegian throne to Oláfr II Haraldsson (Saint Olaf).
Contemporary pagination 1-169 (AM 202 a fol.) and 1-112 (AM 202 b fol.). See binding.
Foliated 1-143 in red ink by Kålund (partly washed off during wet treatment 1997-99).
Foliated 1-144 in pencil at the bottom of the leaves (28. ágúst 1997).
F. 44r is taken up by a hand-drawn map of the Orkney Islands.
F. 45r is taken up by a hand-drawn map of the Duchy of Schleswig.
F. 46r is taken up by a hand-drawn map of Scotland.
Bound ind a half-binding with blue cloth spine and corners. Boards covered in greyinsh brown cloth from 1999. Black gilt tooled title panels.
Leaves of smaller sizes are bound as binding no I, while letters of larger sizes are bound as binding no II. The following leaves of larger sizes are bound as no II: 45-46, 55, 70-71, 72-73, 75-76, 77-78, 79-80, 81-82, 90-92, 108 and 116.
Previously bound in two folders: a + b.
The volume was subsequently bound in a Kålund binding with black cloth spine and corners; the boards were covered in brown, stripy paper from the period 1880-1920.