1564, December 20


Hamburg merchants who sailed with skipper Johan Borchers to Bodenstede to Hamburg: in response to Bremen complains, state that they have been forbidden to use the Icelandic harbours Stappe, Reff and Grundeforde in 1563 and Kummerwage in 1564, and therefore received permission from governour Pal Stigsson to trade in Bodenstede, and were not doing anything illegal.

Created for and published on the HANSdoc website of the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, by Bart Holterman in the context of the research project Between the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea: interdisciplinary Studies of the Hanse. Licensed CC BY.

Copenhagen, Rigsarkivet

Særligt stillede landskaber og unionsriger: D 11 Island og Færøerne, Pakke 25 (Supplement II, no. 15)

One bifolio.



Modern foliation in pencil, 9.

Easy to read.

Final version

Low German


Icelandic summary in Diplomatarium Islandicum 14:230 (no transcript).

Transcript not (yet) available