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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Wiesbaden, Hochschul- und Landesbibliothek, 79

s. XVIin (1518-1519).

Or.:

copied by ‘Hieronimus Pauli de Lympurg [Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse]’, cf. f. 77v: ‘Scriptum per me Ieronimum Pauli de Lympurg anno 1518 kal. Octobris’, f. 158r: ‘Finis per Hieronimum Pauli 1519’, f. 161r: ‘Finit per me Hiero<nimum> Pauli’, f. 204r: ‘Finis geometrie practice per me Iheronimum Pauli anno salutis millesimo quingentesimo decimo octavo in vigilia conceptionis Marie’ and f. 240r: ‘Finis huius per me Hieronimum Pauli anno domini 1519’.

Prov.:

‘Hunc librum reverendus dominus Petrus Bock Lympurgensis (vicarius eiusdem ecclesie) Arnsteinensibus [Arnstein, Lower Franconia] ex speciali gratia contulit anno domini MDLXIII’ (f. 4r).

Paper, 240 f., a single hand, decoration at the beginning (f. 3r; painted initials f. 4r and 4v, a few decorated initials), numerous drawings. Several folia are missing between f. 56-57, 57-58 and 150-151.

Computus, mathematics, astronomy, astrology and astral magic: notes on the use of seven plants in medicine (3v); ‘Quia ars computistica diversorum auctorum libris prolixitatibus…’ (4r-24v); ‘Quoniam festa mobilia littere dominicales…’ (24ra-24vb); ‘De compositione chylindri. Ad componendum chylindrum accipe cartam papiri…’ (25r-25v); astrological text on the planets, in German (26ra-26vb); ‘Algorismus. Cum in mathematica eadem nobis…’ (27ra-33vb); ‘Incipit tractatus de mensurationibus. De mensuratione altitudinum cum quadrante. Si vis scire altitudinem alicuius rei…’ (34ra-35va); ‘De compositione quadrantis. Fiat quadrans simplex cum suis foraminibus…’ (35va-47ra); Robert Grosseteste, De impressionibus aeris (47ra-49r); ‘Dixit Albumasar: Ascendet cum prima facie Ariete facies hominis nigri…’ (49va); ‘Aries habet caput, igneus, masculinus, diurnus, mobilis, suis regio est Babilonia et Persa…’ (49vb-50rb); ‘Tractatus Ruperti Pictaviensis. Verba viri prudentis et fidelis domini Ruperti. Nascentium et egrotantium secundum influentiam corporum celestium. Ego enim dico quod stelle magnum habent effectum…’ (50r-51v); Hermes, De imaginibus et horis (51v-52r); Hermes/Belenus, De imaginibus septem planetarum (52r-53r); Ptolemaica (53r-54v); Bernard of Gordon (?), Tractatus ad faciendum sigilla et ymagines contra infirmitates diversas (54v-56rb); ‘Cupientibus habere fructum planetarum primo oportet scire…’, end gone (56va-56vb); ‘De compositione sphere materialis. Non est in postestate nostra celos sursum adire…’, end gone (57r-57v); Wenceslas Faber de Budweis, comm. on Sacrobosco’s De sphera (58r-77v); Johannes Stöffler, Tractatus de compositione astrolabii, end gone (79r-150v); end of an astrological text ‘… que sunt magis Lucifera cunctis celestibus scilicet Lune, Veneris et Solis. Finis’ (151r-151v); quadrant ‘Quoniam principia parva sunt in magni ordine…’ (154r-158r); ‘De compositione equatorii. Pro compositione equatorii notandum est ad eius practicam…’ (158v-161r); ‘De radicum extractione. Radicem extrahere…’ (161v-167r); ‘Algorismus novus de integris compediose ac studiose sive figurarum deletione (!) compilatus…’ (167r-173r); ‘Ex margarita philosophica. De arithmetice definitione…’ (174r-178r); ‘De principiis arithmetice practicae. Tractatus de divisione numeri contracti…’ (179r-189r); ‘De elementis geometrie tractatus primus. De definitione, nomine et inventoribus geometrie…’ (189v-204r); ‘Liber de principiis astronomie. De enumeratione et ordine dicendorum…’ (205r-224v); ‘Astrologie partes numerantur. Prima pars, que introductoria est, circa principia versatur…’ (225v-240r). Blank: 1-2, 78r-78v, 152r-153v, 173v, 178v, 204v, 225r, 240v. Zedler ascribes the texts on f. 154r-173r to Hieronimus Pauli.

Lit.

G. Zedler, Die Handschriften der Nassauischen Landesbibliothek zu Wiesbaden, Leipzig, 1931, 83-85.

53r‑54v

‘<O>pus ymaginum secundum consilium Ptolomei et est omnibus modis proprior et melior in probatione quoniam eius effectus constitutus est super facies 12 signorum. Dixit Albareth Benfellz quod omnes orientales operantur per has figuras — et cum hoc feceris, perficietur opus secundum voluntatem. Finit Ptolomeus de ymaginibus.’