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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 3499 8vo

s. XV.

Or.:

Germany, probably southern Germany or Austria (cf. f. 2r-50r, 66v and 115v-116v).

Prov.:

‘Sthonhez’ (inner front cover).

Paper, 119 f., one main hand.

Geomancy, alchemy and astral magic: recipes ‘Ad faciendum atramentum…’ (1r-1v); ‘Aperi, quesumus, domine, in cordibus nostris intellectum questionis… Explicit Geomancia ducis Austrie antiqui’ (2r-50r);recipe (50v); prayers in German (51r-59v); alchemical recipes (60r-60v); ‘Sequitur secreta artis alchimie et verissima’ (61r-66v); ‘Ars et scientia aurifabrorum de Bloin in Nuremberga, et est divisio auri ab argento’ (66v, repeated 112v); alchemical recipes (67r-85v); Thebit Bencora, De imaginibus (86r-92r); Hermes/Belenus, Liber imaginum Lunae (92v-95v, in a version that also includes Pseudo-Aristotle’s De Luna); Ptolemaica (96r-102v); Hermes, De imaginibus et horis (102v-110r); ‘Et qui de nocte vult operare per eum…’ (104r-110r); ‘Ad faciendum lapidem philosophorum’ (111r-115v); ‘Ars extrahendi aurum ab argento deaurato aut in quo est aurum, quam habent aurifarbi de Bloen in Nuremberga morantium’ (115v-116v); alchemical recipes in German and Latin (117r-119v). Blank: 110v.

Lit.

E. Jørgensen, Catalogus codicum Latinorum Medii Aevii Bibliothecae Regiae Hafniensis, Kobenhavn, 1926, 449.

96r‑102v

‘Incipit liber Ptholomei de ymaginibus super facies signorum. Opus Ptholomei ymaginum et est omnibus modis verior, proprior et valencior in probatione quoniam eius effectus constitutus est super facies duodecim signorum. Dixit Alburabeth Benfeliz quia omnes orientales operabantur per has ymagines — et impetrab<is> ex eo quod animus tuus desiderat.’