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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7298

s. XIIIex-XIVin (after 1295, cf. solar tables verified 1293-1295 f. 60r-61r; the year 1294 mentioned by the scribe in the margin of f. 1v; later (?) mentions of the years 1323 and 1325-1327 in the margin of f. 3r and 60r-61r).

Or.:

northern French (the calendar f. 1v-7r contains northern French feasts, cf. Pedersen, Petri Philomenae…), perhaps Paris.

Prov.:

Philippe Desportes in 1589 (f. 1r: ‘Ex libris Philippe Portaeus 1589’); Colbert; library of the kings of France in 1732.

Parchment, I+176 f., a single neat hand, painted initial at the beginning of each section, numerous decorated initials.

Astronomy: table of contents dated 1549 (Iv); Petrus de Dacia, Kalendarium (1ra-7r); computus tables (7v-8v); Balduinus de Mardochio or Marrochio, Compotus manualis (9bisra-15va); Sacrobosco, Algorismus (15va-20rb); Sacrobosco, De sphera (20rb-29rb); Algorismus de fractionibus ‘Cum multos de numeris tractatus vidisses…’ (29va-30vb); Robert Grosseteste, De sphera (31ra-36va); Sacrobosco, Computus (36va-54va); Robertus Anglicus, Quadrans vetus (54va-59ra), with solar tables verified 1293-1295 (59rb-61r); Pseudo-Messahallah, De compositione astrolabii (61va-75va); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (75va-81rb); Pseudo-Thebit Bencora, De motu octave spere (81vb-84ra); Ptolemaica (84ra-86vb); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (86vb-88ra); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (88ra-89va); Robert Grosseteste, Compotus, including material from Campanus of Novara (89va-107rb); Theorica planetarum ‘Investigantibus autem astronomie homines (!) primo ponendum est…’ (107va-111vb); Guillelmus Anglicus, Astrologia (111vb-124vb); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. Gerard of Cremona (124vb-142rb); Campanus of Novara, Theorica planetarum (142rb-174rb). Blank: 9r-9v, 175-176.

Note

This MS is closely related in content to London, BL, Harley 3647 (see).

Lit.

Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 337; F. S. Benjamin, G. J. Toomer, Campanus of Novara and Medieval Planetary Theory, Theorica planetarum, Madison-London, 1971, 86-89; F. S. Pedersen, Petri Philomenae de Dacia et Petri de S. Audomaro opera quadrivalia, København, 1983-1984, I, 264; C. Panti, Moti, virtù e motori celesti nella cosmologia di Roberto Grossatesta. Studio ed edizione dei trattati De sphaera, De cometis, De motu supercelestium, Firenze, 2001, 233-234; F. S. Pedersen, The Toledan Tables. A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition, København, 2002, I, 157-158; A. Lohr, C. P. E. Nothaft, Robert Grosseteste’s Compotus, Oxford, 2019, 38.

84ra‑86vb

‘Incipit liber Thebith Benchorath de his que indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti. Equator diei est circulus maior qui describitur super duos polos orbis ― in oppositione Solis aut propinqui oppositi erunt retrogradi. Expletus est liber Thebith filii Core de his que indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti.’