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Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cent. VI 22

s. XIV1 (in or after 1344 for f. 11r-12r). Prov.: Bernhard Walther; Nürnberg, Ratsbibliothek.

Parchment, 190 f., several neat hands (1r-8v, 11r-12r, 13r-179ra, 179rb-190rb, 190rb, 190va).

Astrology, astronomy and medicine: table of contents of f. 13-186 (1ra); incomplete chapter index of an unidentified astrological text ‘Prima par de virtutibus essencialibus…’ (1va-1vb); star catalogue for 1300 (2r-8v); ‘Quoniam electiones laudabiles sunt salubres… Explicit liber de electionibus medicine editus Parisius anno domini 1344’ (11ra-12ra); Ptolemaica (13ra-155vb and 156ra-172rb); Hermes, Centiloquium (172rb-174rb); Capitula Almansoris (174rb-177ra); ‘Si in principio egritudinis in qua se ponit homo…’ (177rb-178rb); ‘De ascensionibus cuiuslibet signi per umbram Arietis facta cum divisione per 60. Cum ergo ascensiones cuiuslibet signi vel gradus volueris invenire…’ (178rb-178va); Prophatius Judeus, Quadrans novus (178va-179ra); ‘De latitudinibus planetarum trium superiorum, id est de distantia eorum a via Solis. Si latitudines 3 superiorum planetarum invenire volueris…’ (179rb); ‘De significatione Saturni et Martis in triplicitationibus. Quandocumque Saturnus fuerit in directione Arietis…’ (179va-180va); ‘De 4 temporibus anni et de mutatione aeris. Hec scientur ex gradu coniunctionis et oppositionis ante introitum Solis in Arietem…’ (180vb-181ra); ‘De humiditate et siccitate tonitruis et ventis. Generationem pluviarum tonitruorum, fulgurum et ventorum…’ (181ra-181rb); ‘Item Aries, Leo, Sagittarius insculpti valent contra ydropisim…’ (181va-181vb); ‘De egritudinibus et eius (!) causis. Nota de egritudinibus et eius (!) causis. Considera primo dominum ascendentis…’ (182ra-183ra); Ptolemaica (183ra-186va); Johannes de Sancto Paulo, Flores dietarum (186va-190rb); geomancy ‘Quidam interrogaverit de statu suo…’ (190rb); verses (190va). Blank: 9v-10v, 12v.

Lit. E. Zinner, Regiomontanus: His Life and Work, Amsterdam-New York-Oxford-Tokyo, 1990 (tr. from Leben und Wirken des Joh. Müller von Köningsberg, genannt Regiomontanus, Osnabrück, 1968, with supplements), 251-252 (no. 281); Die Handschriften der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg, IV: I. Neske, Die lateinischen mittelalterlichen Handschriften. Varia 13.-15. und 16.-18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1997, 177-180.

13ra‑155vb

‘Incipit pars prima libri quadripartiti Ptolomei in sciencia astronomie. Generaliter demonstrabimus qua maxime poterimus attingere pronosticationes stellarum — (151rb) [text] Et postquam in modo universali perfecimus iudicium nativitatum finem in hoc loco huic libro convenientem inponere existimamus. [comm.] Quod dixit in modo universali vult dicere quod quidquit posuit in hoc libro sunt regule et radices quibus ars ista tota componitur. (151va) [appendix] Volo in hoc tibi dare exemplum trium nativitatum. Intendas quidquid locuti sumus in eis. Prima est nativitas mea — hec sunt que tibi glosavi in quibus studium et mentem apponas et Deus te dirigat in viam rectam. Amen. Explicit Quadripartitum Pto<lome>i. In prima parte docet omnes res artis — In quarta id quod pertinet ad accidentia hominis extra se.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Aegidius de Tebaldis) (A.2.5), opening in I.3. I, 13ra-40va; II, 40va-75ra; III, 75ra-120va; IV, 120va-151rb; Haly’s appendix, 151va-155vb. A few short marginal notes by the scribe.

156ra‑172rb

‘Incipit Centiloquium Ptholomei. Mundanorum ad hoc vel ad illud mutatio corporum celestium… Scientia namque astrorum est ex te et illis. Et non oportet peritum illorum iudicare secundum formam effectuum particularium… Scientia astrorum est ex te et illis. Astrologus non debet dicere rem specialiter sed universaliter — (171vb) et quanto melius potuimus exposuimus. Pto<lome>us in hoc loco tricas et tricarum nomina posuit… Stelleque cum caudis sunt regibus et divitibus apparebit. Explicit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (version ‘Mundanorum’) (B.1.4), with proposition of v. 1 also given in Plato of Tivoli’s translation (B.1.2). The text ends with Pseudo-Ptolemy’s De cometis (B.4) on f. 171vb-172rb. No glosses.

183ra‑186va

‘De iudiciis parcium in domibus. Pars fortune et eius dominus. Corpus et que ad corpus attinent — aut eius domini hiis duodecim mensibus imitatur.’