Spanish manuscripts in the Arnamagnæan Collection, Copenhagen

  1. AM 253 fol.

    Paper, 32 × 22 cm. 396 leaves. S. XVIex (ca. 1600 says Gigas). Latin and Spanish.
    Explicatio Calendarii Romani et Inscriptiones aliq. antiqvæ.
    Contains many drawings and sketches and the occasional printed leaf, chiefly pertaining to ancient Roman monuments and inscriptions; also many letters, in Spanish, from the second half of the 16th century.
    The manuscript resembles, both in its outward appearance and contents, the AM manuscripts 805-6 and 815-17 4to.
    The number 385 is witten on the spine in red chalk; there is also an older number 253.
    This is one of several manuscripts obtained by Árni Magnússon from Jens Rosenkrantz; see Mariane Overgaard, Manuscripta Rosenkrantziana, Opuscula, X, Bibliotheca Arnamagnæana, XL (Copenhagen, 1996), pp. 262-85. See also Jacob Baden, Kiøbenhavns Universitets-Journal V (1797), p. 9.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 20 in folio in the printed sales catalogue from 1682.
    Gigas nr 1 (Lettres inédites, pp. 432-33).
    Juan Francisco Domínguez, Correspondencia de Pedro Chacón (I). Ciudad de Dios: Revista Agustiniana 225.3 (2012), pp. 743-768.

  2. AM 358 fol.

    Paper, 31 × 21.5 cm. 186 leaves. S. XVI2. Latin.
    Magistri Barrienti Cosmographiæ ac Geographiæ præclarum opus.
    Apparently an autograph. A slip attached to f. 15r bears an inscription in Spanish.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 15 in folio.
    Gigas nr 2 (Lettres inédites, p. 433).

  3. AM 373 fol.

    Paper, 31.7 × 22.1 cm. 320 leaves. S. XVI (C. 1600). Various hands. Latin.
    VETERUM NUMISMATVM INTERPRETATIO D. PHILIPPO GVEVARA AVTORE.
    This has been struck through and underneath is written:
    DE ANTIQVIS ROMANORUM NUMIS LIBRI TRES DE EXTERNIS LIBER VNVS D. PHILIPPO GVEVARA AVTORE.
    On the first page there are various inscriptions in Spanish.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 22 in folio.
    Gigas nr 3 (Lettres inédites, pp. 433-34).
    Gloria Mora, Origen de los estudios numismáticos en España: El manuscrito perdido de Felipe de Guevara y otros tratados del siglo XVI, XIII Congreso Internacional de Numismática, Madrid, 2003: actas-proceedings-actes, ed. Carmen Alfaro Asins, Carmen Marcos Alonso & Paloma Otero Morán (Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura, Secretaría General Téica), I, 77-84.

  4. AM 376 fol.

    Paper, 32 × 22.5 cm. 199 leaves. C. 1600. Latin.
    Catalogus bibliothecæ Escurialensis.
    On the spine are the remains of a title and the number 418.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 26 in folio.
    Gigas nr 4 (Lettres inédites, p. 434).

  5. AM 377 fol.

    Paper, 30.8 × 21.5 cm. 973 leaves (ff. 273-302, 311-18 and 605-18 blank). Begins defective. S. XVI. Various hands. Latin.
    Referred to in Jón Ólafsson's catalogue as De variis authoribus eorumqve scriptis judicia, signatus est Liber E. S. (the signature is in fact E 5). The manuscript has now been identified as one of the volumes of indices prepared in the library of Hernando Colón (1488-1539), son of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 10 in folio, described in the sales catalogue as De variis Authoribus, eorumqve scriptis judicia, M., the same description as given in the old catalogue and by Kålund in the printed catalogue.

  6. AM 379 a fol.

    Paper. Five separate fragments. S. XVIex (C. 1600 says Gigas). Latin and Spanish
    I. 12 leaves, largely illegible. Latin.
    S. Braulionis Episcopi Cæsar-Augustani in vitam S. Æmiliani Præfatio.
    II. 22 leaves. Latin.
    Commentary in Latin on a section from the History of the Goths.
    III. 6 leaves. Latin.
    On Latin metrics, with examples from Virgil and other classical authors.
    On f. 6v there is a poem in Spanish headed: Gracias à la suprema virgen.
    IV. 17 leaves. Spanish and Latin.
    Miscellaneous.
    V. 41 leaves. Spanish and Latin.
    Miscellaneous, chiefly legal.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 19 in folio, described in the sales catalogue as Braulion. in Vitam S. Æmiliani. Item Tractatus alii.
    Gigas nr 5 (Lettres inédites, pp. 434-35).

  7. AM 795 4to.

    Vellum, 20.7 × 13.2 cm. 97 leaves. S. XIImed. Latin.
    1. ff. 1r-24r. Apocalipsis Iesu Christi.
    2. ff. 24v-97. Trac<ta>tus in apokalipsin eruditissimi uiri Apringi episcopi Pacensi<s> ecclesie.
    The Spanish scholar Benito Arias Montano (1527-1598) has written his name on f. 97r. Under this is written, in a slightly younger hand, Barcinonæ descriptus est liber iste ex alio vetustiore manu exarato, ann. Mcxxxij [c altered to x] et emptum [sic] anno M.Dc.xvj. The date of writing has been altered, seemingly to make the manuscript older. If the manuscript was indeed written in Barcelona, the date of writing could well have been 1132.
    This manuscript was investigated in the 1950s by Bonifatius Fischer of the Vetus Latina Institut in Beuron, who explains in a letter, now kept with the manuscript, that the entire codex is a palimpsest, deriving from four separate manuscripts, two of which are from responsorialia from the 10th-11th century. Most interesting are the remains of a Forum Iudicum written in early Visigothic minuscule with Carolingian influence from Catalonia in the 9th century.
    One of the manuscripts acquired by Árni from the collection of Jens Rosenkrantz. Previously owned by Holger Parsberg.
    Text editions: Apringius de Beja, Son Commentaire de l'Apocalypse, écrit sous Theudis, Roi des Wisigoths (531-548). Publié pour la première fois d'apres le manuscrit unique de l'Université de Copenhague par Dom Marius Férotin (Paris, 1900).
    Commentaria minora in Apocalypsin Johannis, Roger Gryson, ed. (Turnhout, 2003)
    Apríngio, Comentário ao Apocalipse, ed. Júlio da Cunha Antunes & Isidro Pereira Lamela (Lisboa, 2007).

  8. AM 805 4to.

    Vellum, 24.4 × 13.8 cm. 115 leaves. S. XIII. Spanish and Latin.
    1. ff. 1v-8r. Calendarium Romanum.
    2. ff. 9r-47r. Lex Visigothorum.
    3. ff. 47r-49v. On the Visigothic kings of Spain (in Latin), followed by a list of the later kings of Castille (in Spanish).
    4. ff. 50r-51r. Del linage de los reyes de nauarra.
    5. ff. 51v-52r. Del linage de los reyes de aragon.
    6. ff. 53v-55v. Fueros de borgia.
    7. ff. 56r-75r. Laws (Spanish and Latin).
    8. f. 77v. A decree from 1208, from Pedro of Aragon.
    9. ff. 78-101v. Fuero de Navarra
    10. ff. 102-104v. Annals of Spanish history from Julius Caesar to A.D. 1238.
    11. ff. 105-107v. Two decrees, from 1242 and 1240, of Jaime I of Aragon.
    12. ff. 107v-110r. Hec est memoria qualiter fiat sacramentum Judeorum quando intendunt iurare contra christianos tenentes rotulum in collo suo. Dated 1240.
    13. ff. 110r-115r. Four decrees of Jaime I of Aragon, from 1236-42, headed, respectively, de pace, de confirmatione pacis, de confirmatione monete, and de iudeis et sarracenis barbarandis.
    This is one of the manuscripts Árni Magnússon bought from Jens Rosenkrantz; see Mariane Overgaard, op.cit., also Baden, op. cit., and Rheinisches Museum für Jurisprudenz (Göttingen, 1835), pp. 276-78.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 15 in 4to.
    Gigas nr 6 (Lettres inédites, p. 435).

  9. AM 806 4to.

    Vellum, 26 × 19.8 cm. 80 leaves. C. 1300. Spanish.
    Fuero Juzgo de los godos – Spanish translation of the Forum Judicum.
    One of the Rosenkrantz manuscripts; see previous entry.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 2 in 4to in the sales catalogue, with the title Fuero Juzgo Gothico.
    Gigas nr 7 (Lettres inédites, pp. 435).

  10. AM 811 4to.

    Paper, 20.8 × 16.4 cm. 21 leaves. S. XVII. Latin.
    Incerti auctoris notæ in Livii libr. III., cap. I-LXII.

  11. AM 812 4to.

    Paper, 23 × 17 cm. 252 leaves. S. XVI (1568-78). Latin with some Spanish. Autograph.
    1. ff. 2r-47r. Plinii secundi de naturali historia secundi libri enarratio, m. Hieronymus munnos sacrarum literarum veteris testamenti professor.
    2. ff. 50r-169r and 183r-249r (the versos mostly left blank). Alphabetically ordered excerpts from classical authors.
    3. ff. 170r-181r. Notes and jottings, principally in Spanish.
    4. ff. 251v-52v. Ex literis R. P. Martinj Leubestianj Collegii Lucernen Societatis Iesu Rectoris datis Lucerne 3 Augusti 1578.
    On f. 1r the author, doubtless a Spaniard, has written: ano 1568 mensis Julii XV die incepit hieronymus Munnos plinii secundum librum explicare.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 11 in 4to.
    Gigas nr 8 (Lettres inédites, p. 435).

  12. AM 813 4to.

    Paper, 23 × 17.7 cm. 419 leaves. S. XVI. Various hands. Latin and Spanish, with some Greek.
    Collectanea varia, Latine et Hispanice.
    ff. 200, 205, 201, 204v, 202, 203, 212 and 207 contain De nomnibus pandectarum by Antonio Agustín; see Candido Flores Selles, Un estudio inédito de Antonio Agustín (1517-1586) sobre los Digestos, Anuario de historia del derecho Español (Madrid, 1979), pp. 625-38.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 10 in 4to.
    Gigas nr 9 (Lettres inédites, pp. 436).

  13. AM 815 4to.

    Paper, 23 × 16.4 cm. 224 leaves. S. XVI. Latin.
    Inscriptiones variæ antiqvæ. Fabii Victoris de XIII urbis Regionibus et vetustatibus opusculum. Tracratus de Asse. Explicatio notarum.
    This is one of the manuscripts Árni Magnússon bought from Jens Rosenkrantz; see Mariane Overgaard, op.cit..
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS nr 8 in 4to in the sales catalogue. On the spine there is the shelfmark MSS. C.L. no. 24 (C.L. presumably for Cornelius Lerche).

  14. AM 816 4to

    Paper, 22 × 14.7 cm. 244 leaves. Latin with some Greek; illustrated. S. XVI.
    Volumen inscriptionum ex monumentis Romæ
    One of the manuscripts Árni Magnússon bought from Jens Rosenkrantz; see Mariane Overgaard, op.cit..

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  15. AM 817 4to

    Papir, 20.6 × 14.2 cm. 66 leaves. Latin. S. XVII.
    Descriptiones nummorum antiqvorum
    This is one of the manuscripts Árni Magnússon bought from Jens Rosenkrantz; see Mariane Overgaard, op.cit..

  16. AM 818 4to

    Papir, 24.5 × 18.2 cm. 18 leaves. Latin. S. XVII.
    Descriptiones nummorum antiqvorum
    This is one of the manuscripts Árni Magnússon bought from Jens Rosenkrantz; see Mariane Overgaard, op.cit..

  17. AM 822 4to.

    Paper, 25.3 × 18.2 cm. 151 leaves. S. XVII (1618). Latin with Spanish marginalia.
    Omnimoda Historia Flavii Lucij Dextri
    The hand is that of Joannes de Torres.
    According to notations on f. 3r, copied in 1618 from an exemplar ex Bibliotheca Fuldensi from 1598.
    The title on the spine reads Chronicon Flauij. Dextri.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 4 in 4to.
    With the manuscript are 11 unbound folio leaves, formerly Lerche MS 11 in folio. Names occurring here are Hieronimo Romano de la Higuera, dated 1608, and D Ludouicus Santllorente Cordubensis, dated 1609.

  18. AM 823 4to.

    Paper, 24.2 × 17.3 cm. 253 leaves. S. XVII (1628). Latin.
    Flavii Dextri Chronicon, Tom. II.
    A commentary on the text of Omnimodia Historia in the previous manuscript, written in the same hand.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 5 in 4to.

  19. AM 827 4to.

    Paper, 21.6 × 16 cm. 293 leaves. S. XVII. Latin.
    Observationes criticæ et historicæ ex variis auctoribus collectæ
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 14 in 4to in the sales catalogue.

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  20. AM 828 4to.

    Paper, 23.5 × 16.7 cm. 282 leaves. C. 1600. Latin.
    Dissertationes de antiqvitatibus, Commentarii in auctores Latinos, principally by Petrus Ciaconius.
    The spine title, now largely illegible, apparently reads: SYMBOLAR. CRITIC. T. Petri IV. CHACONII de Triclinio Veterum Antiguededes de Salamanca In Salustium Notæ In Catonem de re resutica In Cæsarem de bello Gallico.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 6 in 4to.
    Gigas nr 10 (Lettres inédites, pp. 436-37).

  21. AM 831 4to.

    Paper, 22 × 16 cm. 483 leaves. C. 1600. Various hands. Spanish and Latin.
    Collectanea ad illustrandam historiam antiqvam Hispaniæ.
    Description of contents on ff. 383-426.
    The spine title reads: SYMBOLARVM CRITIC. T. V. Varii indices CHRONOLOGICI Ad Illustrand: Historiam antiquam Hispaniæ.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 7 in folio.
    Gigas nr 11 (Lettres inédites, pp. 437-38).

  22. AM 833 4to.

    Paper, 22.3 × 16.2 cm. 327 leaves. S. XVI (1562). Various hands. Latin with some Spanish. A number of leaves have been left blank, while others have had slips pasted onto them.
    Collectanea historica.
    1. ff. 1r-8r. Incerti Avctoris Lavdes In. B. Ivstvm. Vicensem Confessorem.
    2. ff. 11r-93v. Commentarius in chronica regum Gothorum.
    3. ff. 106r-115r. Prolegomena in ueteres et antiquos rerum Hisparicarum Scriptores.
    4. ff. 120r-166r. Annales ex vetustissimo codice regiæ bibliothecæ ante D annos litteris Gothicis descripto.
    5. ff. 168r-175v. Jacobus flius Zebedei etc.
    6. ff. 176r-182v. De rebus in oriente a Saracenis gestis.
    7. ff. 184r-195r. Excriptum summatim ex historia Thome de Chaula Siculi patriæ Clarimontis.
    8. ff. 196r-217v. De rege Bamba.
    9. ff. 218r-249r. Liber de historia Galliæ, qvæ temporibus divæ memoriæ principis Yvambæ a domino Juliano sedis episcopo edita est. 10. ff. 250r, 251r and 255v. Notes in Spanish and Latin.
    11. ff. 256r-277v. Que acta sunt post aduentum domini Imperatoris pro vnitate etc. consequenda per dominum Regem Aragonum.
    12. ff. 279r-282v. De mensibus Arabum.
    13. ff. 283r-327v. Various lists, indices and notes.
    Nos. 6 and 9 are said to be ex vetustissimo codice regiæ bibliothecæ, while no. 1 is ex libro veteri cathedralis Vicensis.
    In the lower margin of f. 165r is written the date i XIV de Xbre 1562.
    From the collection of Cornelius Lerche, MS 9 in 4to.
    Gigas nr 12 (Lettres inédites, pp. 438).


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