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'De mirabilibus Islandiæ', an essay on the physical features and natural history of Iceland, written in 1638, and stated to be by bp. Gisli Oddsson, written in 1638 by G. Oddsson

MS. Boreal 84
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Pages are numbered '89'-'203': a list of the 40 chapters is on p. 202.

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


  • written in 1638 by G. Oddsson


118 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Boreal 84

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 20725

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

See also MSS. Boreal 50-51: this volume is pp. '89'-'203' of the same collection.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 3/4 × 6 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom