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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 5266

s. XV1 (1434 for f. 176-234, including the Ptolemaic section, cf. colophon f. 228va and f. 234ra: ‘Et sic est finis theorice planetarum communis anno 1434°’; 1437 for f. 78-171, cf. 171ra: ‘Finitum anno domini 1437 currente 23 die Februarii’).

Or.:

f. 176-234 (including the Ptolemaic section) were copied at the University of Vienna by Martinus Mospekch (see colophon f. 228va), who also copied MS Klosterneuburg, SB, 682 (see); f. 236-263 copied by Vincencius Swofheym de Legnicz in Klosterneuburg, cf. f. 263va: ‘Et est finitus per me Vincentium Swofheym de Legnicz in felici monasterio Newnburgensi, in curia et in edificio domini patris reverendissimi domini Georii, prepositi monasterii eiusdem. De Slesia natus Vincencius sum vocatus’.

Prov.:

monastery of Klosterneuburg (cf. above and f. 134r: ‘Liber Sancte Marie in Newnburga claustrali’); Peurbach, then Regiomontanus (Grössing); Philipp Eduard Fugger.

Parchment and paper, 284 f., several neat hands.

Astrology, astronomy, computus and geography: table of contents, 15th c. (1v); Pierre d’Ailly, Vigintiloquium de concordia astronomice veritatis cum theologia (2ra-12ra); Pierre d’Ailly, De concordantia astronomice veritatis et narrationis historice (12rb-25va); Pierre d’Ailly, Elucidarium astronomice concordie cum theologica et historica veritate (25vb-41rb); Pierre d’Ailly, Apologetica defensio astronomice veritatis (41rb-43rb); Pierre d’Ailly, Secunda apologetica defensio astronomice veritatis (43rb-45ra), followed by four horoscopes and notes (45ra-45vb); Pierre d’Ailly, De themate coelesti tempore creationis et de coniunctionibus in sequentibus (46ra-50va); Pierre d’Ailly, De concordantia discordantium astronomorum (50vb-57rb); ‘Canon inventionis medie coniunctionis Saturni et Iovis. Tempus medie coniunctionis…’ (57va-58rb); Pierre d’Ailly, Tractatus de legibus et sectis contra superstitiosos astronomos (58va-68rb); Pierre d’Ailly, Exhortatio ad concilium generalem super kalendarii correctione (68va-72rb); Pierre d’Ailly, letter on the calendar to John XXIII (72rb-72vb); John of Murs and Firminus de Bellavalle, De correctione calendarii epistola ad Clementem VI papam (73ra-77v); Ptolemy, Geographia (78ra-171ra); Ptolemaica (176ra-228va); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (229ra-234ra); G. Marchio or Marchionis, Tractatus super planitorbium (236ra-263va), followed by representations of the instrument (264r-267v); astronomical diagrams (272r-272v); Nicolaus Cusanus, De correctione kalendarii (273ra-283rb); ‘Avisamentum de correctione kalendarii. Tria in consideracionem veniunt…’ (238va-284rb). Blank: 1r, 171v-175v, 234v-235v, 268r-271v, 284v.

Lit.

Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, IV: Cod. 5001-6500, Wien, 1870, 79-80; F. Unterkircher, Inventar der illuminierten Handschriften, Inkunabeln und Frühdrucke der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, I: Die abendländischen Handschriften, Wien, 1957, 105; Katalog der datierten Handschriften in lateinischer Schrift in Österreich, II: F. Unterkircher, Die datierten Handschriften der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek von 1401 bis 1450, I, Wien, 1971, 135; H. Grössing, Humanistische Naturwissenschaft. Zur Geschichte der Wiener matematischen Schulen des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts, Baden-Baden, 1983, 138-139; O. de Solan, La réforme du calendrier aux conciles de Constance et de Bâle, Paris, 2016, 269-271; H. Zepeda, The First Latin Treatise on Ptolemy’s Astronomy: The Almagesti minor (c. 1200), Turnhout, 2018, 68-69.

176ra‑228va

‘<O>mnium recte philosophantium non solum verisimilibus coniecturis credibilibusque argumentis tenebrarum sic se habent etc. Explicit Almagesti minor finitus in vigilia conceptionis gloriosissime Dei genitricis virginis matris Marie, per me Martinum Mospekch, artium bacc<alarium> in alma universitate studii Wyenn<ensi>, anno domini M° quadrigentesimo tricesimo quarto.’

= Almagesti minor (C.1.3)

. No glosses.