Skráningarfærsla handrits

AM 779 c 4to

Den Grønlandske Cronica, Five Copies ; Iceland, 1600-1699

Innihald

1
Den Grønlandske Cronica, Five Copies
Tungumál textans
íslenska

Lýsing á handriti

Blaðefni

Paper.

Blaðfjöldi
i + 126 + i.
Band

The manuscript is bound a half binding with blue cloth spine and corners, the boards are covered in brown marbled paper (tree root). Golden lines are dividing the spine into five panels. In the second panel, the gilt tooled title: Varia Exscripta Chronici Grönlandici cum tïtulis manu A. MAGNÄI adscriptis is found. In the bottom panel: A crowned national arms of Denmark supported by two savages with bludgeons. Hanging below, the Order of the Elephant. The binding dates from the time the manuscript was part of the collection of the Royal Library in Copenhagen (which can be inferred from the type of binding and its decoration).

Uppruni og ferill

Uppruni
Iceland, s. XVII.
Ferill

The manuscript was, for some time, a part of the collection of the Royal Library in Copenhagen, catalogued as NKS 1961 4to. In April 1888, the manuscript was returned to the Arnamagnæan Collection.

Aðrar upplýsingar

Skráningarferill

Catalogued 28. ágúst 2014 by BS.

Myndir af handritinu

  • Microfilm from 1959.
  • A4-photographs (92%) from 20. desember 2005.

Hluti I ~ AM 779 c I 4to (codicological unit 1)

1 (1r-24v)
Grænlands Chronica
Titill í handriti

Hier Biriar Grænlands Cronica

Upphaf

Nordur I ville hafe liggur þad land er

Niðurlag

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

Athugasemd

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

Tungumál textans
íslenska

Lýsing á handriti

Blaðefni

Paper with watermark (the coat of arms of Amsterdam).

Blaðfjöldi
24. 175-189 mm x 134-149 mm.
Tölusetning blaða

Modern foliation in pencil. The numbers are not consecutive and have been corrected several times.

Kveraskipan

  • 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.
Umbrot

  • The manuscript is written in one column with 25 to 28 lines per page and 11 to 15 words per line.
  • The written area measures ca. 150-160 mm x 125-130 mm.
  • On fol. 20v, only 9 lines were written. The text, however, continues on fol. 21r.

Ástand

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

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

Most leaves show older repairs (with paper and Japanese tissue).

Skrifarar og skrift

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

Skreytingar

There are small initials (1-2 lines).

Spássíugreinar og aðrar viðbætur

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

Fylgigögn

An AM-slip (183 mm x 143 mm) in Árni Magnússon's hand is found at the beginning of the manuscript: Fra Monsieur Þorleifi Arasyne til läns 1711. i Augusto.

A later hand has addded No 1 in pencil.

Uppruni og ferill

Aðföng

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

Hluti II ~ AM 779 c I 4to (codicological unit 2)

2 (1r-4v)
Dialogue between Agatha and Barbara on the Wife's Duties
Upphaf

Barbara mætle æ satt er þad þui er ver

Niðurlag

ofann gaf hun eckunne mikla

Athugasemd

Fragment

Tungumál textans
íslenska

Lýsing á handriti

Blaðefni

Paper with watermark.

Blaðfjöldi
4. 165 mm x 125-135 mm.
Tölusetning blaða

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

Kveraskipan

  • I: fols. 1-4 (1+4, 2+3)

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

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

Ástand

The paper is very thin and has many small holes.

There are older repairs.

Skrifarar og skrift

The same unidentified hand as in the previous part.

Hluti III ~ AM 779 c II 4to

3 (1r-24r)
Grænlands Chronica
Titill í handriti

Sv | GRÆNLENDska CRONIKA

Upphaf

Huar Inne Strtlega Skrifast, huørnenn

Niðurlag

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

Athugasemd

Translation.

Tungumál textans
íslenska
4 (24v)
Hákonar þáttur Hárekssonar
Athugasemd

Only the beginning which has been crossed out.

Tungumál textans
íslenska

Lýsing á handriti

Blaðefni

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

Blaðfjöldi
24. 183-196 mm x 140 mm.
Tölusetning blaða

Modern foliation in pencil.

Kveraskipan

  • 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.
Umbrot

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

Ástand

The paper is thin and has many small holes.

There are older repairs and many stains.

Skrifarar og skrift

Written in a hybrid script which has been identified as Steindór Ormsson's hand.

Skreytingar

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

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

Fylgigögn

An AM-slip (194 mm x 147 mm) in Árni Magnússon's hand is pasted to the first page of the manuscript. It says: Grænlands=chronica utlögd af Jone Olafssyne Ost=india=fara. Below, another hand 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.

Uppruni og ferill

Aðföng

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

Hluti IV ~ AM 779 c III 4to

5 (1r:1-8)
Rémundar saga
Athugasemd

Ending only, crossed out.

6 (1r:9-30v:9)
Grænlands Chronica
Titill í handriti

Hier Byrriar Sw GRÆNLendska CRONIKA

Upphaf

Nordur I Villesk Hafe Liggur þad Lande

Niðurlag

Jön Olafs son Indiafare hefur utlagt ofannſkrifada Cronicu

Athugasemd

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

Tungumál textans
íslenska
7 (30v:10-31)
Hákonar þáttr Hárekssonar
Titill í handriti

Æfintÿr af einum Norskum Böndasine

Athugasemd

Beginning only, crossed out.

Lýsing á handriti

Blaðefni

Paper with different watermarks.

Blaðfjöldi
30. 192 mm x 152 mm.
Tölusetning blaða

Modern pencil foliation.

Kveraskipan

  • 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.
Umbrot

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

Ástand

The paper is thin and has many small holes.

There are older repairs and many stains.

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

Skrifarar og skrift

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

Skreytingar

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

On fol. 30v a large decorated initial ("I"), taking up seven lines, is marking the beginning of a new text. An almost identical initial is found at the same passage of text in AM 779 c II 4to (24v).

Fylgigögn
There are two AM-slips at the beginning of the manuscript, both in Árni Magnússon's hand.
  • On AM-slip a (193 mm x 154 mm): 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): Min. feingen fra Stad i Sugandafirdi.

Uppruni og ferill

Uppruni
The manuscript was formerly part of a larger codex, including i.e. AM 540 4to, AM 347 4to V and AM 554 a γ 4to.
Aðföng

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

Hluti V ~ AM 779 c IV 4to

8 (1r-22r)
Grænlands Chronica
Titill í handriti

CRONICA | Sv Grænlendſka

Upphaf

Historia I hvorre Stuttliga vtskrifad er

Niðurlag

Og er hier nu Ender þessrar Historiu

Athugasemd

Translation. The same as in AM 779 a 4to-AM 779 b 4to and AM 779 c V 4to.

Tungumál textans
íslenska

Lýsing á handriti

Blaðefni

Paper with a large ornamented watermark.

Blaðfjöldi
22. Fol. 22v is blank. 194 mm x 155 mm.
Tölusetning blaða

Modern foliation in pencil.

Kveraskipan

  • 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.
Umbrot

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

Ástand

There are older repairs and many stains.

Skrifarar og skrift

Written in a kurrent script by Halldór Guðmundsson á Sílastöðum.

Skreytingar

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

Parts of the rubrics are written in red ink.

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

Spássíugreinar og aðrar viðbætur

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

Fylgigögn

An AM-slip (195 mm x 160 mm) in Árni Magnússon's hand is found at the beginning of the manuscript: 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 indicated at the bottom of the slip: Á við V aftast í bókina.

Uppruni og ferill

Ferill

Árni Magnússon received the manuscript as part of a larger codex from Jón Torfason. Initially, this was a loan, but in 1721 he became the owner of the manuscript (cf. the AM-slip belonging to AM 779 c V 4to).

Hluti VI ~ AM 779 c V 4to

9 (1r-26r)
Grænlands Chronica
Titill í handriti

CRONICA | Sv Grænlendska

Upphaf

Historia I hvorre Stuttlega Utskrifad er

Niðurlag

Og er Hier Nú Ender þessrar Historiu

Athugasemd

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

Tungumál textans
íslenska

Lýsing á handriti

Blaðefni

Paper with watermark.

Blaðfjöldi
26. Fol. 26v is blank. 192 mm x 155 mm.
Tölusetning blaða

Modern foliation in pencil.

Kveraskipan

  • 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.
Umbrot

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

Ástand

Older repairs and stains throughout.

Skrifarar og skrift

Written in kurrent script by an unidentified scribe.

Skreytingar

There are larger decorated chapter initials (3-5).

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

Spássíugreinar og aðrar viðbætur

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

Fylgigögn

An AM-slip (190 mm x 153 mm) in Árni Magnússon's hand, kept with the manuscript, reads: 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.

Uppruni og ferill

Ferill

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

Notaskrá

Höfundur: Slay, Desmond
Titill: , Further Consideration of One of the Dismembered Arnamanæan Paper Manuscripts
Umfang: s. 198-203
Titill: Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamling
Ritstjóri / Útgefandi: Kålund, Kristian
Höfundur: Loth, Agnete
Titill: , Sønderdelte arnamagnæanske papirhåndskrifter
Umfang: s. 113-142
Höfundur: Stefán Karlsson
Titill: Opuscula, Halldór Guðmundsson, norðlenzkur maður
Umfang: IV
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