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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7282

s. XV2 (1468 for f. 25-62; 1466 for f. 73-96).

Or.:

France (f. 25-131 copied by ‘P. Boulier’, who also annotated f. 1-24).

Prov.:

Etienne Baluze; library of the kings of France in 1719.

Paper, 131 f., two rather neat hands (f. 1-24 and 25-131).

Astrology and astronomy: Theorica planetarum Gerardi (1ra-4vb); Ptolemaica (5ra-13vb); Alcabitius, Introductorius (14ra-27vb); notes on planets (28v); Thebit Bencora, De imaginibus (29ra-31va); Ptolemaica (31va-33ra); Hermes, De imaginibus et horis, excerpt (33ra-33rb); Hermes/Belenus, De imaginibus diei et noctis, excerpt (33rb); Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium (33va-34va); astrology ‘Luna cum separata fuerit a malo…’ (34vb-35va); Albumasar, Flores (35va-38va); Albumasar, Liber experimentorum (38va-39va); Messahallah, De cogitatione (39va-40rb) and selection of chapters from Liber interpretationum and Liber receptionis (40rb-43va); Proportiones competentes in astrorum industria, 19 (43vb); astrological compilation partly based on Zael’s Liber iudiciorum, ‘De cognitione temporum. Scito quod signa planetarum levium…’ (43vb-46ra); John of Ligneres, Canones primi mobilis (46va-52vb); ‘Compositio astrolabii. Pro confectione astrolabii, recipe tabulam planam…’ (53ra-55rb); Cristannus de Prachaticz, Usus astrolabii (55va-62ra); Alfonsine tables with canons (73r-131va). Blank: 62v-72r.

Lit.

Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 334; L. Thorndike, ‘Notes on Some Astronomical, Astrological and Mathematical Manuscripts of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 20 (1957), 112-172: 117-121; C. Samaran, R. Marichal, Catalogue des manuscrits en écriture latine portant des indications de date, de lieu ou de copiste, II: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds latin (Nos 1 à 8000), Paris, 1962, 407; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 261-266; D. Juste, Les Alchandreana primitifs. Étude sur les plus anciens traités astrologiques latins d’origine arabe (xe siècle), Leiden-Boston, 2007, 353; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 78-82.

5ra‑13vb

‘Centilogium Ptholomei. Mundanorum ad hoc et ad illud mutatio corporum celestium… Scientia stellarum ex te et ex illis est etc. Astrologus non debet dicere rem specialiter sed universaliter… Quod dicit Ptholomeus, ex te et ex illis, significat quod qui res futuras prenoscere desiderat — (13vb) et quanto melius quivimus exposuimus. Ptholomeus in hoc loco tricas et tricarum nomina posuit… Stelle autem cum caudis sunt novem — post argentum rosa nigra. Et in hoc est finis huius Centiloquii Deo gratias. Explicit Centiloquium. Amen. Finis Centiloquii. Sit laus Deo. Amen.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (version ‘Mundanorum’) (B.1.4)

, with proposition of v. 1 also given in Plato of Tivoli’s translation (B.1.2). The text ends with the first words of Pseudo-Ptolemy’s De cometis (B.4) on f. 13vb. No glosses, except for a couple of marginal corrections, one of which by P. Boulier on f. 13rb.

31va‑33ra

‘De y<magine> Ptholomei. Item opus ymaginis Ptholomei quod est omnibus modis proprior et bevacior (?) in probatione quoniam eius effectus constitutus est super facies signorum. Dixit Albunbeth Benfeliz quod omnes orientales operabantur per has ymagines — Cumque hoc feceris pervenies ad id quod volueris.’