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'Korte Forteignelse over de exemplarier af det stoere Chronico Islandico dom almindelig kaldes Islendinga Sagan mikla eller Sturlunga Saga ... 1755', written in 1755 by Jon Martensson

MS. Boreal 47
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With notes also on similar MSS.: signed at end 'Jo. Martini': followed (p. 19) by an Icelandic dissertation on the division of the Sturlunga Saga into eleven parts (from an Arna-Magnusson MS.), with a Danish translation by J. Martensson: also dated 1755.

A probably unique MS., the autograph of the author.


  • Creation: written in 1755 by Jon Martensson


24 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Danish
  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 47

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 20688

A catalogue by Magnusen, dated 1828, is in the Library, and was printed in 1832 with the title 'Catalogus...codicum cliii manuscriptorum Borealium præcipuæ Islandicæ originis, ...autcore... Finno Magnæo, Islando'.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom