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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 30.29

s. XIIIex (c. 1280).

Or.:

Paris acc. Pingree.

Parchment, I+87 f. (new pencil foliation, lower right corner), a single neat hand, decorated initials.

Geomancy, astrology, alchemy and magic: table of contents, early modern (Iv); Estimaverunt Indi… (1ra-25vb); Alchandreana (26ra-32ra); ‘Cupientibus fructum planetarum primum scire oportet quis sit…’ (32rb-32vb); Aomar, De nativitatibus (33ra-43va); Albumasar, Flores (43va-51rb); Messahallah, Liber interpretationum (51rb-52va); Richard of Fournival, De arte alchemica (52va-53ra, excerpt); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (53ra-57va, De electionibus and excerpts from De interrogationibus); lunarium ‘Luna prima longam infirmitatem pacietur…’ (57va-57vb); lunarium ‘… (?) est dies omnibus rebus agendis utilis…’ (57vb, incomplete); Pseudo-Aristotle, Epistola de conservanda sanitate ad Alexandrum (58ra-59va); Thebit Bencora, De imaginibus (60ra-61va); Ptolemaica (61va-63ra and 63r-63rb); alchemical texts (64ra-79vb), including Richard of Fournival, De arte alchemica (74rb-79vb); Pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Speculum astronomie (80ra-85rb); Pseudo-Aristotle, Ars notoria (85rb-86vb). Blank: Ir, 63v, 87r-87v (except for a few notes).

Lit.

A. M. Bandini, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Mediceae Laurentianae, II, Firenze, 1775, 84-86; P. Zambelli, S. Caroti, M. Pereira, S. Zamponi, Alberto magno: Speculum astronomiae, Pisa, 1977, 130-132; D. Pingree, ‘The Diffusion of Arabic Magical Texts in Western Europe’, in La diffusione delle scienze islamiche nel Medio Evo Europeo (Roma, 2-4 ottobre 1984), Roma, 1987, 57-102: 86-87; A. Paravicini Bagliani, Le Speculum Astronomiae, une énigme? Enquête sur les manuscrits, Turnhout, 2001, 22-23; D. Juste, Les Alchandreana primitifs. Étude sur les plus anciens traités astrologiques latins d’origine arabe (xe siècle), Leiden-Boston, 2007, 309-313.

61va‑63ra

‘Liber Ptholomei de ymaginibus super facies signorum. Opus ymaginum Ptho<lomei> et est omnibus modis proprior et veracior in probatione quoniam eius effectus super facies signorum 12. Dixit Alburabeth Becifeliz quod omnes orientales operabantur per has ymagines — et impetrabit a Deo quod animus tuus desiderat. Explicit liber Ptholomei de ymaginibus super facies signorum.’

63ra‑63rb

‘Incipit Ptholomeus de cometis. Ptholomeus in hoc libro tricas et tricarum nomina posuit… Stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — in regibus et divitibus apparebit cenacl… (?). Explicit.’