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Beautifully illustrated Snorra-Edda from 1764

ÍB 299 4to

The manuscript ÍB 299 4to is written in 1764 and includes various subjects, e.g. Snorra-Edda and a runic alphabet. It is written by Jakob Sigurðsson (1727-1779) who was a very able writer and often illustrated his manuscripts with beautiful drawings. The title page is decorated with persons and subjects from Norse mythology. In the manuscript there are drawings of Odin and Valhalla and more, along with some descriptions from Greek mythology.

The manuscript can be viewed on Handrit.is

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