PAL

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7457

s. XV.

Or.:

Germany.

Prov.:

Mazarin; library of the kings of France in 1668.

Paper, 121 f., one main hand, rather sloppy.

Geomancy and astrology: ‘Incipit methodus universalis archani sublimis et magni Dei ad sciendum verum et certum iudicium secundum scientiam geomancie…’ (1r-64v); tables and notes of geomancy (65r-69r); geomancy, in German (70r-71r); Albumasar (?), Liber similitudinum (73r-80v); ‘Solis hora mala et dura ad omnia semper videtur…’ (80v-81r); ‘Triste, Satur, claustrum Iovis…’ (82r); Ptolemaica (83r-96r); ‘Dies dominica dies Solis dicitur. Solis dies. Hora eius cum fuerit nocturna sive diurna…’ (96r-96v); zodiologium ‘In hys signis tropicis…’ (96v); ‘Si videris et inveneris lapidem, bonum…’ (97r); notes and figures of geomancy (97v-98v); Hermes/Enoch, Liber imaginum signorum (98v-101r); ‘Duplex est coniunctio planetarum scilicet superior et inferior…’ (101r-119r); compilation partly based on Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Iudicia ‘Post planetarum tractatum de Capite et Cauda Draconis…’ (119r-120v); scattered notes, added (121r-121v). Blank: 69v, 71v-72v, 82v.

Note

This MS is closely related in content to Munich, BSB, Clm 458 (see).

Bibl.

Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 361-362; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 175-176.

83r–⁠96r

‘Per hoc opus possunt cognosci — et alie sunt fallaces. Explicit novus modus geomancie que intitulatur Archanum magis (!) Dei.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Archanum magni Dei de reductione geomancie (B.17). No glosses.