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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); 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); notes and figures of geomancy (97v-98v); Hermes/Enoch, Liber imaginum signorum (98v-101r); ‘Duplex est coniunctio planetarum scilicet superior et inferior…’ (101r-119r); ‘Post planetarum tractatum de Capite et Cauda Draconis… Signorum alia sunt masculina, alia feminina, masculina sunt Aries…’ (119r-120v, a compilation dealing mainly with the 12 signs and borrowing a few sentences to Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Iudicia). 

Note

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

Lit.

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.’