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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7302

s. XVmed.


France (?).


anonymous astrologer working in Lyons in the 1470s, who annotated the MS in several places; Simon de Phares; Jehan Roussel; Francis I, King of France (1515-1547).

Paper, 144 f., two hands (f. 1-130v and 133v-144v).

Astrology: Ptolemaica (1ra-102vb); Sadan, Excerpta de secretis Albumasar (109ra-130va); Ptolemaica (133v-144v). Blank: 103r-108v, 131r-133r.


Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 338; J.-P. Boudet, Lire dans le ciel. La bibliothèque de Simon de Phares, astrologue du XVe siècle, Bruxelles, 1994, 54-57; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 88-89.


‘Incipit liber quatuor tractatuum Ptholomei Alfillud in sciencia astrorum iudiciorum, in quo sunt 60 capitula. Et in primo tractatu sunt 24 capitula. Capitulum primum in collectione intellectus sciencie iudiciorum astrorum… (1va) Rerum, Yesure, in quibus est prognosticabilis sciencie stellarum profectio magnas et precipuas duas esse deprehendimus — (101vb) hoc in loco huic libro finem imponere non incongruum existimamus. (102ra) Cum proiectionem radiorum — locus radiacionis equate. Explicit Quadripartitum Ptholomei de iudiciis astrorum.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (A.2.1)

. I, 1va-20va; II, 20va-40rb; III, 40rb-78rb; IV, 78rb-101vb; Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Liber proiectionis radiorum stellarum (B.18), 102ra-102vb (see below). Glosses by the scribe, which often open ‘Sensus huius littere est…’ and which also use Haly Abenrudian’s commentary. From II.3 (22vb) onwards, these glosses have also been inserted into the text, in smaller script (e.g. f. 22vb: ‘Superius dixit Tholomeus quod primus dominus huius triplicitatis est Sol…’).


‘Cum proiectionem radiorum stellarum scire volueris, scias gradus ascendentis — et quod collectum fuerit erit locus radiacionis equate. Explicit Quadripartitum Ptholomei de iudiciis astrorum.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber proiectionis radiorum stellarum (B.18)

, as part of the previous text. Glosses by the scribe.


‘In primis tractatibus nostris notavimus per dicta Ptholomei que rationabiliter conveniunt in hac arte… [text] Bene sufficit nobis id quod universaliter sumus locuti super hiis in quibus debet homo inspicere ymo propositi generalis pro particularibus huius arti. [comm.] Vult dicere quod ea que dixit in prima parte sunt generalia — sunt laboriose dicte mulieres et servientes, etc.’