1566, March 29


Bremen merchants with Kummerwage and Bodenstede to Joachim Hinck, dean of the Bremen cathedral chapter: ask for mediation to keep sailing to the harbours Kummerwage and Bodenstede in Iceland, which have recently been given to Danish merchants, but were used for over 70 years by Bremen merchants, and for which ships have already been prepared.

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.



Sealed with three signet seals, now cut off on a seperate strap of paper.


Icelandic summary in Diplomatarium Islandicum 14:334 (no transcript)

Transcript not (yet) available