1566, February 28


Herman von Oldenseel (Lübeck) license for Vopnafjörður, which was formerly used by a Bremen man.

King Frederick II of Denmark permits Herman von Oldenseel from Lübeck to trade with the harbour Wopnefiorde in Iceland, which was used by a man from Bremen before, until further notice.

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

Danske Kancelli, Registre over alle Lande 9, f. 323v.

Diplomatarium Islandicum 14:328 (after a transcript by Jón Sigurðsson, JS 493 4to, p. 669)

Herman von Oldenseel. borger till Lubeck. fick wdj lige maade breff ad gratiam att mue beseigle en haffn vdj Ostfiord syssel i Wopnefiorden. østen wden for Ostfiord. som en Bremmer her till haffuer besøgt. Datum vt supra.1

Transcript by Bart Holterman, 2017.