Jacob van Maerlant, Martijn


Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 101

Remarks by the Editor

Translated in English for Fragmentarium.

General Information

Title Jacob van Maerlant, Martijn
Shelfmarks Cod. Bodmer 101
Page/Folio Reference front and rear pastedowns
Material Parchment
Date of Origin 14th century
Script, Hands

Regular gothic script.

Original Condition

Page Height at least 196 mm
Page Width at least 130 mm
Height of Written Area at least 179 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 60 – 62 mm
Number of Lines 38
Line Height 4 – 5 mm

Current Condition

Extent 2 folios
Dimensions 196 x 130 mm
More about the Current Condition
  • The edge of the inner side is caught in the seams. The upper left corner of the first fragment is cut. Some stains.
  • Note on the outer margin of the first pastedown regarding the date of the host volume "Saecul. XI. vel XII"

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Red initials. Rubrics.


  • Content Item
    • Persons Jacob van Maerlant
    • Text Language Dutch
    • Title Martijn
    • Content Description

      1. Front pastedown

      • inc. // [Die siele in] dat torment …
        expl.: … Wilde die clager te t[ide vlien].
        Some mocht hem [niet messehien] // (Eerste Martijn, v. 834-908).

      2. Rear pastedown

      • inc.: // [E]er hem therte ontaelde …
        col. 2, l. 30: … En vrage no en toghe (ibid. v. 910-975).
        title: Den anderen Merten.
        inc.: Slaeptu Merten slaept dijn sin …
        expl.: … Alwaert dijn dat comt int tswin.
        Gout silver loed iser tin // (verse partially trimmed) (Tweede Martijn, v. 1-8).
    • Front paste-down
    • Edition A. Gruijs and T. Mertens, A new fragment of Jacob Van Maerlant's eerste and tweede Martijn (in cod. Bodmer 101, Bibliotheca Bodmeriana, Geneva), Quaerendo, Amsterdam, V, 1975, p. 349 and 351.

Host Volume

Title Iuvenalis, Saturae (cum glossis)
Date of Origin/Publication 12th century
Shelfmark Cod. Bodmer 101