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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7262

s. XV2.

Prov.:

library of the kings of France before c. 1740.

Paper, I+258 f., a single neat hand (same as in Paris, BnF, lat. 7261 and 7265), initials reserved.

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: Ir-Iv (except notes on f. Iv: ‘Claudii Ptolemaei Magne compositionis libri xiii Georgio Trapezunti interprete’ and ‘N° XXXIIII’), 256-258.

Lit.

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

1r‑255v

‘Magne compositionis Ptholomei libri a Georgio Trapesuntio traducti incipiunt foeliciter. Praefatio autoris capitulum primum. <P>eroptime mihi videntur, o Syre, qui bene philosophati sunt, speculativam philosophie partem ab activa separasse. Nam etsi active accidat parti (252r) idoneum hic modum ac finem hec est compositio compositius (word deleted) consequnta. Finis. Laudetur Deus trinus et unus. Amen’ (followed by diagrams f. 252r-255v).

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. George of Trebizond) (A.1.4). Book I, 1r-19r; II, 19r-46v; III, 46v-65r; IV, 65r-84v; V, 84v-110r; VI, 110r-131v; VII, 132r-147r; VIII, 147r-161v; IX, 161v-183r; X, 183r-197r; XI, 197r-216r; XII, 216v-232v; XIII, 232v-252r; redrawn diagrams from the various books, 252r-255v. Very few marginal notes by the scribe and by a later hand.