1568, January 30


Bremen to king Frederick II of Denmark: repeated complaint about Hamburg merchants, who have a license to trade in the harbour Ostforde in Iceland, but which Bremen merchants have used for more than 60 years, and request to keep using the harbour.

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)

Two bifolios.



Modern foliation in pencil, 2-3.

Seal has disappeared.

High German

In the archive and Diplomatarium Islandicum wrongly dated January 31.


Icelandic summary in Diplomatarium Islandicum 15:52 (no transcript).

Transcript not (yet) available