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Ptolemaeus

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Bergamo, Biblioteca Civica Angelo Mai, MA 388 (Sigma II 2)

s. XV2 (table of lunar mansions for 1466, f. 122r; added note f. 139v: ‘Introitus Solis in Ariete diebus equatis 1478 in principio anni secundum computationem magristri Georgii de Russia ad meridianum Bonon<ie> ab occasu’).

Or.:

northern Italy.

Prov.:

‘Conventus Sancti Stephani de Bergomo’ (1r, 16th-c. hand); ‘Est conventus Sancti Dominici de Bergomo ordinis Fratrum Predicatorum’ (64v, 17th-c. hand); ‘Excerpta sunt haec ex libro Antonii de Bernadigio da M’Astronomi’ (136v, 17th-c. hand); ‘Hic liber olim fuit reverendi magistri Georgii de Casali’ (139v, 17th-c. hand).

Parchment and paper, 140 f., several hands, one of which copied f. 1-68.

Astrology, astronomy, medicine and other scientific texts: John of Saxony, comm. on Alcabitius’s Introductorius (1r-48r); Ptolemaica (48v-49r); Arnold of Villanova, De morborum curationibus (49r-49v); Pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Speculum astronomie (50r-58v); Ptolemaica (59r-60r); text on the nature of Christ ‘<P>rimo suppono cum sacribus doctoribus…’ (60v-68v); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (70r-75v); ‘Incipit astrolabium secundum Liconiensem. Astrologice speculationis exercitium habere volentibus…’ (76r-86r); Campanus of Novara, De quadrante (86v-89r); ‘Incipit tractatus de compositione quadrantis. Intentio nostra est quadrantis compositionem manifestare…’ (89r-90r); Alfonsine star catalogue (91r-112v); Prophatius Judeus, Almanach (113r-121r); table: De electionibus secundum cursum Lune per XII signa(121v); table of lunar mansions for 1466, with elections (122r); John of London, Tabula stellarum fixarum (122v); star table from the Toledan tables (123r); astrological diagrams (123v-124r); ‘Tabula arcus diei et noctis totius anni’ (125r-130v); Albertus Magnus (?), De causis sompniorium (131r-132r); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (132r-133r); ‘Nota quod orientales sunt antipodes…’ (133r-133v); Campanus of Novara, Theorica planetarum, tables of planetary distances and dimensions (133v-135r); planetary and zodiacal symbols, added (135r); notes on longitudes of cities, added (135r); table: coordinates of cities, with notes (135v-136r); ‘Tabula de coloribus eclipsium’ (136v); astronomical and astrological notes, added (136v-140r). Blank: 69, 90v, 124v, 140v.

Lit.

P. McGurk, Astrological Manuscripts in Italian Libraries (Other than Rome), London, 1966, 3-9 (MS 1177); J. Agrimi, Tecnica e scienza nella cultura medievale. Inventario dei manoscritti relativi alla scienza e alla tecnica medievale (secc. XI-XV). Biblioteche di Lombardia, Firenze, 1976, 17-20 (no. XIX); P. Zambelli, S. Caroti, M. Pereira, S. Zamponi, Alberto magno: Speculum astronomiae, Pisa, 1977, 175; Codici e incunaboli miniati della Biblioteca civica di Bergamo, Bergamo, 1989, 329-333; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 423 (MS 1177); A. Paravicini Bagliani, Le Speculum Astronomiae, une énigme? Enquête sur les manuscrits, Turnhout, 2001, 9-10; D. Blume, M. Haffner, W. Metzger, Sternbilder des Mittelalters und der Renaissance. Der gemalte Himmel zwischen Wissenschaft und Phantasie, II: 1200-1500, Berlin, 2016, 2 vols, II.1: Text und Katalog der Handschriften, 453-458.

48v‑49r

‘Quidam princeps nomine Albuguafe in libro suo quem scientiarum electionem astrorum nominavit — considerantibus picturas, que cum a longe fuerint placent, proprinque vero non dulcescunt.’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Gerard of Cremona) (A.1.2)

, translator’s preface only. No glosses.

59r‑60r

‘<A>liarum etc. Quesivisti ut hanc propositionem 60am Centilogii cum comento Ub. (?), expositionem (?) ad quod breviter respondeo quod in ea Ptho<lome>us facit tria, primo tangit occasione dierum creticorum, secundo de diebus indicantes crisis in alterationes, tertio de quantitatibus utrorumque tam creticorum quam indicativium crisim — Et secundum quod erunt in plures dispositiones bone vel male secundum hoc magis bone vel magis male crises efficiuntur. Et sicut est de diebus critisis, ita de indicantis bone vel male dispositiones attendi pat (?). Et hoc est quod continetur in dicta propositione Ptho<lome>i et quod continetur in expositione commenti Halion (!).’

= Glosa super 60 propositionem Centilogii Ptholomei (C.3.2)

, missing the last paragraph. No glosses.