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Short annals or notes of remarkable events (meteors, apparitions, monstrous fish, etc.) in Iceland, from 1606-163, written perhaps in the 17th cent.

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MS. Boreal 51

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Short annals or notes of remarkable events (meteors, apparitions, monstrous fish, etc.) in Iceland, from 1606-1637. The catalogue of 1832 states that it is autograph of the author and both by bp. Gisli Oddsson. The subscription 'Scripsi Skalholtiæ in Islandia meridionali Anno 1637 24 Julij' is in the original hand. There is information about Greenland in many places.

(Pages '59'-'88', etc.)

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

Dates

  • written perhaps in the 17th cent.

Extent

32 pages

Language of Materials

Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Boreal 51

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 20692

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 50

Appears to be an earlier form of MS. Boreal 50, with some older notes of A.D. 1279-1603 occurring after 1612.

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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