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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 5258

s. XV2 (c. 1457 for sections copied by Regiomontanus acc. Zinner). Or.: University of Vienna, Regiomontanus copied f. 1v, 27r-38v and 51r-71v and annotated several parts of the MS; table for Vienna f. 12v, 13r and 133v. Prov.: Willibald Pirckheimer, who sold the MS to Johannes Schöner in 1522 (ex-libris on inner front cover; table of contents in his hand f. 1r; note in his hand on inner back cover: ‘Emi hunc codicem pro 1 floreno a Bilibaldo Pyrckhemero anno 1522’); Philipp Eduard Fugger.

Paper, 177 f., several hands, one of which copied f. 2r-24v and 75r-88v.

Astronomy, mainly texts on instruments: table of contents (1r); notes ‘Si in horologio orizontali (1v); ‘De horologiis solaribus. Sciendum ut habetur ex spera materiali pluras ymaginantur…’ with tables for Vienna (2r-15r); ‘Turcheti compositio et usus. Si volueris componere turchetum, accipe laminam...’ (16r-18r); Franco de Polonia, Tractatus de turketo (18r-21v); three short chapters ‘De inventione longitudinis inter duas regiones… De introitu Solis in puncta equinoctialis… De quantitate anni invenienda…’ (22r-23r); list of constellations with note (23v-24v); Alhazen, Speculi almufeki compositio, reworking (27r-35r); notes ‘Si ponitur totum latus erectum…’ (35v-38v); Alhazen, De speculis comburentibus (39r-46v); Apollonius, Liber de pyramidibus (47r-48v); Johannes Simon de Zelandia, Speculum planetarum (51r-53r); ‘Semicirculus horarius ita construi potest…’ (53r-53v); ‘Instrumentum directorium quomodo fabricatur. Directorium instrumentum compositurus semper tabulam planam…’ (54r-55r); ‘Zaphee fabrica. Dubitavi cogitando et experientia me…’ (55v-61r); ‘De astrolabio. In astrolabio pro equatore Solis…’ (61v-65r); ‘Supplementum zaphee. In zaphea precedenti circuli…’ (65v-71v); Ptolemaica (75r-77r); ‘Speculum planetarum quomodo fieri…’ (77r-80r); ‘Organum Ptholomei. Quadratum horarium pro multis regionibus diversorum latitudinum, facies hoc modo…’ (80r-81v); ‘Astrolabii confectio. Pro compositione astrolabii accipe primo laminam…’ (82r-84r); ‘De virga visoria. Duarum regionum longitudinem…’ (84v-85r); astrology ‘Quidam nomine, Conradus de Stollo…’ (85r-86r); ‘Instrumenta coniunctionis et oppositionis Solis et Lune fabrica. Ad constituendum figuram pro vera coniunctione…’ (87r-88r); astronomical tables (88v-96v); ‘Ad faciendum horologium murale…’ (97r-98v); ‘Verum tempus et locus et quantitas tam solaris quam lunaris…’ (100r-108r); John of Gmunden, reworking of Richard of Wallingford’s Tractatus Albionis (113r-128r); ‘De proportionibus rationabilibus. Nota de proportionibus rationabilibus…’ (129r-133r); solar table for Vienna (133v); table: ‘Tabula gnomonis’ (134r), with diagram (134v); Bernard of Verdun, Tractatus super totam astrologiam, excerpt on the turquetum ‘Sic facies instrumentum ad modum turqueti…’ (135r-135v); notes (136r); Alfonsine star catalogue (137r-155r); star table (155v-156r); Ptolemaica (156v-158r); ‘Cosmographia est designatio totius orbis…’ (161r-175r); ‘Quoniam omnia fere horologia…’ (175v-176v). Blank: 15v, 25-26, 49-50, 72-74, 99, 108v-112, 128v (except note and unfinished diagram); 136v, 158v-160, 177.

Lit.Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, IV: Cod. 5001-6500, Wien, 1870, 77-78; F. Unterkircher, Inventar der illuminierten Handschriften, Inkunabeln und Frühdrucke der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, I: Die abendländischen Handschriften, Wien, 1957, 104; E. Zinner, Regiomontanus: His Life and Work, Amsterdam-New York-Oxford-Tokyo, 1990 (tr. from Leben und Wirken des Joh. Müller von Köningsberg, genannt Regiomontanus, Osnabrück, 1968, with supplements), 45-46, 204-205 and 244; M. Maruska, ‘Die Handschriften aus der Bibliothek des fränkischen Gelehrten Johannes Schöner in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek’, in Aspekte der Bildungs- und Universitätsgeschichte. 16. bis 19. Jahrhundert, eds K. Mühlberger, T. Maisel, Wien, 1993, 409-435: 423-424; M. Maruska, Johannes Schöner – ‘Homo est nescio qualis’. Leben und Werk eines fränkischen Wissenschafters an der Wende vom 15. zum 16. Jahrundert, PhD dissertation, Universität Wien, 2008, 100-101; H. Zepeda, The First Latin Treatise on Ptolemy’s Astronomy: The Almagesti minor (c. 1200), Turnhout, 2018, 74-75.

75r‑77r

‘Albategni [added in upper margin by another hand]. Instrumenta observatoria que in Almagesto ponuntur. Almagesti abbreviatio libro primo, capitulo 15mo, docetur de instrumentis per quod… (75v) Almagesti minori libro quinto, capitulo primo, docet instrumentum armillarum — 5 graduum et similiter erit ex altera parte orbis signorum cognita est.’

= Almagesti minor (C.1.3)excerpts from I.15, V.1 and V.11 (on making instruments). No glosses.

156v‑158r

‘Ex summa Ioviano Pontano super verbo 29 Centiloquii. Aries. Stelle que in Arietis capite collocate sunt — alias fortasse uberius atque expressius de iis dicemus etc.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9), excerpt from v. 29 (comm. only). No glosses.