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Short annals or notes of remarkable events (meteors, apparitions, monstrous fish, etc.) in Iceland, from 1106 to 1637, written perhaps in the 17th cent.

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MS. Boreal 50

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Short annals or notes of remarkable events (meteors, apparitions, monstrous fish, etc.) in Iceland, from 1106 to 1637. The catalogue of 1832 states that it is autograph of the author and by bp. Gisli Oddsson. The subscription 'Scripsi Skalholtiæ in Islandia meridionali Anno 1637 24 Julij' is added. There is information about Greenland in many places.

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

Dates

  • written perhaps in the 17th cent.

Extent

60 pages

Language of Materials

Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Boreal 50

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 20691

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'.

Related Materials

Originally bound with MS. Boreal 51.

Appears to be a later corrected edition of MS. Boreal 51 in rather better Latin style.

See also MS. Boreal 84 for pp. '89'-'203' of the same collection.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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