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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Bruges, Openbare Bibliotheek, 520

s. XIV.

Parchment, I+140+IIa f., four hands (f. 1-45, 48-112, 113v-135v and 136r-140v), reserved initials and titles f. 1-112.

Astrology and astronomy: added title, 17th c. ‘Ptholomeus de iudiciis astrologiae cum quodam alio tractatu astrologiae’ (Iv); Ptolemaica (1r-45r and 48r-112r); astrological table of terms (113v), decans (114r) and degrees (115v-116r); Ptolemaica (120r-135v); Alfonsine star catalogue for the twelve zodiacal constellations (136r-140v). Blank: Ir, 45v-47v, 112v-113r, 114v-115r, 116v-119v, Ia-IIav.


A. De Poorter, M. Alliaume, ‘Catalogue des manuscrits mathématiques et astronomiques de la Bibliothèque de Bruges’, Annales de la Société d’Emulation de Bruges 65 (1915-1922), 13-50: 23-24; A. De Poorter, Catalogue des manuscrits de la bibliothèque publique de la ville de Bruges, Gembloux-Paris, 1934, 608-609.


‘<R>erum, Iesure, in quibus est pronosticabilis scientie stellarum profectio magnus et precipuus duas deprehendimus — ad parvitatem ut Piscis, Cancer et Capricornus. Item id quod ex Ariete [continued over 12 lines by another hand] Tauro et Leone versus eorum initia — nobis inde coniucere (?) convenit.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (A.2.1)

. I.1-III.11. I, 1r-17r; II, 17r-32r; III, 32r-45r. A few marginal notes, including the chapter titles, perhaps by the scribe, and a few marginal notes by a later hand.


‘<D>e hiis que ad totum librum perninent. Quid potissimum per astronomiam quis valeat… (table). <I>uxta providam philosophorum assertionem quos videlicet in prescientia futurorum — conferunt precipue hiis que mortis ducatum administrant.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. before c. 1250) (A.2.4)

. I, 48r-68r; II, 68v-87r; III, 87v-102r; IV, 102v-112r. The text breaks off just before the last sentence of IV.9. No glosses.


‘Stelle que sunt in cingulo orbis signorum. Arietis. Stella antecedens duarum que sunt super Cornu: 0s 0° 4’ – 7° 20’ – 3. Sequens earum: 0s 6° 40’ – 8° 20’ – 3 — Sequens hanc et est super extremitatem pedis sinistri: 1s 6° 20’ – 11° 0’ – 3.’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Gerard of Cremona) (A.1.2)

, VII.5-VIII.1, star catalogue for the twelve zodiacal constellations (Aries-Pisces), 120r-132r; Ursa Minor, 132r; selection from other constellations ending with Perseus, 132v-135v. No glosses.