Project icon: lavishly furnished initial letter with a painting of Ptolemy using an astrolab.

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

_ (the underscore) is the placeholder for exactly one character.
% (the percent sign) is the placeholder for no, one or more than one character.
%% (two percent signs) is the placeholder for no, one or more than one character, but not for blank space (so that a search ends at word boundaries).

At the beginning and at the end, these placeholders are superfluous.

Bologna, Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio, A. 1855

s. XV.


‘Ex libris Serviti di Bologna’ (Mazzatinti).

Paper, 10 f. (unnumbered), a single hand.

Ptolemaica (single text).


G. Mazzatinti, Inventari dei manoscritti delle biblioteche d’Italia, XXXVI, Firenze, 1926, 192.


‘Eam pingendi gratias antiqui feruntur habuisse consuetudinem ut unam quidem multum adversam… (2r) Proemium auctoris. Valde bene qui proprie philosophati sunt, o Syre, videntur mihi sequestrasse theoreticum a practico philosophie — rem subtenditur. Et est canonii descriptio talis…’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Sicily c. 1150) (A.1.1)

, translator’s preface and I.1-10, with abrupt end in the middle of f. 10v. No glosses, but a few corrections by the scribe.