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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Pisa, Biblioteca Universitaria, 386

s. XVII.


probably Pisa.

Paper, 99 f. (new foliotation at the bottom left corner of the recto pages; the MS was originally paginated in the upper right corner), two hands (f. 1r-97r and 98r-99v).

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: 97v.


G. Mazzatinti, Inventari dei manoscritti delle biblioteche d’Italia, XXIV, Firenze, 1916, 32.



‘Magnae constructionis Claudii Ptolomei liber primus cum commentariis Theonis Alexandrini a Georgio Fleming Hibernio ex Graeco idiomate in Latinam linguam conversus et ab Alexandro Marchetti Pisiae phylosophiae professore ordinario accuratissime emendatus, cui accesserunt etiam eiusdem breviores quaedam animadversiones in Theonis commentarium. Proemium. Qui exacte philosophati sunt (o Syre) optime mihi videntur speculativam philosophie partem a practica — (97r) pertransibunt meridianum ubique et in recta sphaera horizontem. Commentariorum Theonis Alexandrini in Magnam constructionem C<laudii> Ptolomei libri primi finis. Laus Deo. (98r) Alexandri Marchetti. Notae seu totius breves animadversiones commentarium Theonis Alexandrini in librum primum Magnae constructionis Claudii Ptolomei. Conatur Theo Alex<andrinus> demonstrare quod si supra circulum et eius diametri quadratum — numeri qui reperiuntur in tabula Pythagorie…’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. George Fleming and Alessandro Marchetti) (A.1.9)

, Book I (1r-97r), with additional notes by Alessandro Marchetti (98r-99v). These notes are incomplete, ending in the middle of a sentence at the bottom of the page.