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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7261

s. XV2.


Mazarin; library of the kings of France in 1668.

Paper, II+256 f., a single neat hand (same as in Paris, BnF, lat. 7262and 7265), initials reserved.

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: I-II, 255-256.


Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 331-332; J. Monfasani, Collectanea Trapezuntiana: Texts, Documents, and Bibliographies of George of Trebizond, Binghamton (NY), 1984, 43.


‘Tabula xiii librorum Magne compositionis Ptolomei qui liber vulgo Almagesti dicitur. Capitula primi libri Almagesti a Georgio Trapeçuntio traducti sunt hec. Capitulum primum: Prefatio auctoris… (3v) Magne compositionis Ptholomei libri a Georgio Trapeçuntio traducti incipiunt foeliciter. Praefacio auctoris capitulum primum. <P>eroptime mihi videntur, o Syre, qui bene philosophati sunt, speculativam philosophie partem ab activa separasse. Nam etsi active accidat parti idoneum hic modum atque finem hec est compositio consequnta. Finis. Laudetur Deus. Amen.’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. George of Trebizond) (A.1.4). Chapter index, 1r-3r; Book I, 3v-20r; II, 20r-47v; III, 47v-64v; IV, 64v-84r; V, 84r-107v; VI, 107v-128r; VII, 128r-144r; VIII, 144v-159r; IX, 159r-181r; X, 181r-196v; XI, 196v-216r; XII, 216v-233r; XIII, 233r-254v. A few marginal notes by the scribe and perhaps also by another hand.