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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Conv. Soppr. J.III.28 (San Marco 180)

s. XIVex (Björnbo).

Or.:

Italy.

Prov.:

convent San Marco in Florence by 1471 (cf. note by Frater Leonardo, librarian of San Marco f. Iv: ‘Habet iste liber cartas CVIII. Ego frater Leonardus librarius die XI Novembris 1471’).

Parchment, I+82 f., a neat hand copied f. 1-74 and several hands copied f. 75-82.

Astrology: table of contents drawn up in 1471 by Frater Leonardo, librarian of San Marco (Iv); Ptolemaica (1ra-19ra and 19ra); Liber novem iudicum (20ra-66ra); three medical recipes, added (66rb); Aomar, De nativitatibus (67ra-73rb, beginning missing); ‘Iudicandi summa hic breviter continet. Primum enim aspiciendum…’ (73rb); Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium (73rb-74rb); ‘Cum Luna fuerit Capite vel Cauda in uno signo…’ with table: elections from the aspects of the Moon with the other planets (74rb-74v); table: De electionibus secundum cursum Lune per XII signa, 44 topics (74v); Abraham Avenezra, De mundo vel seculo, tr. Henri Bate of Mechelen (75ra-75va, excerpts); short astrological chapters attr. Habraam, Plinius, Doratius, Alfadal filius Ablezehel, Noffil and Mesahala: ‘Capitulum in pretio rerum secundum Habraam. Dicit: Quando scire volueris carestiam aut mercatum…’ (75va-77ra); Bethen, Centiloquium (77rb-78rb); table: elections from the aspects of the Moon with the other planets (78rb); ‘Incipit liber … (?). Nota quod inquit Aristotiles quod cum volueris sumere farmaziam… (78va); ‘Nota de faciebus signorum secundum Haly…’ (78va-78vb); ‘Dicto de significationibus Capitis et Caude per unius…’ (79ra-81vb); ‘Aphorismi Haly cum verbis Alchindri in questione pro capto et captivo…’ (82ra-82vb). Blank: Ir, 19v, 66v.

Lit.

Inventario dei MSS dei Conventi Soppressi (handwritten inventory), 33; A. A. Björnbo, Die mathematischen S. Marcohandschriften in Florenz. Nuova edizione a cura di Gian Carlo Garfagnini con una premessa di Eugenio Garin, Pisa, 1976, 33-37 and 110-112; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, V, London-Leiden, 1990, 590.

1ra‑19ra

‘Quadripartitus Ptholomei Alfilii in scientia iudiciorum astrorum [title in upper margin, apparently in another hand]. Rerum, Yesure, in quibus est pronosticabilis scientie stellarum profectio magnas et precipuas duas esse deprehendimus — hoc in loco huic libro finem imponere non incongruum existimamus. Explicit.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (A.2.1). I, 1ra-5va; II, 5va-9va; III, 9va-15va; IV, 15va-19ra.Glosses by the scribe (substantial on f. 16v-17r), some of which are introduced by ‘Sensus huius littere…’ or refer to ‘Haly’. A few glosses by a later hand.

19ra

‘Cum proiectionem radiorum stellarum scire volueris, scias gradus ascendentis — et quod collectum fuerit erit locus radiationis equate.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber proiectionis radiorum stellarum (B.17). Glossesby another hand.