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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7264

s. XVIIin.

Or.:

Paris, probably copied by and/or under the supervision of David Sainclair.

Prov.:

library of the kings of France before c. 1740.

Paper, I+452+27 pp., two or several alternating hands.

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: Iv, [I]55-56, [II]16-18.

Lit.

Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 332; N. Halma, Commentaire de Théon d’Alexandrie sur le premier livre de la composition mathématique de Ptolémée, Paris, 1821, ix; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, III, London-Leiden, 1983, 221 (erroneous description).

Ir‑452 + [II]1‑27

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‘(Ir) Theonis Alexandrini commentarius in Magnam Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Syntaxim, quae Arab<ice> dicitur Almagestus. Item Nicolai Cabasilae archiep<iscopi> Thessal<onici> in tertium eiusd<em> Syntax<eωs>. Item Pappi Alexandrini comm<entarius> in quintum eiudem Syntaxeωs librum. Interprete Davide San-Claro mathematicarum artium quondam professore regio in Academia Parisiensi. (1) Theonis Alexandrini prooemium. Crebrioribus adhortatus adiscipulis o fili — (452) structurarum canonum ex proportione sub latitudine. Excudebat in regia Avoloviasi (?) et cura (?) Iohannis Balderi [Johannes Walderus] anno ab incarnatione domini nostri Iesus Christi 1535 [sic for 1538] primo quinti mensis. (II/1) Cl<audii> Ptolemaei praefatio. Sunt haec ni fallor tentamenta nitidioris et accusatioris tratalionis quam forte postmodum aggressus fuerat David Sanclarus… (II/3) Theonis Alexandr<ini> prooemium. Frequentiori meorum auditorum exhortatione… (II/9) Davidis Sanclari notae in Ptolemaeum et Theonem. Quicumque generoso ingenii spiritu ad altiora… (II/19) Estque haec constitutio in duobus posita, scilicet theoria ac praξi quapropter… (II/23) Intelligatur tanquam in sphaera recta aequinoctialis circulus… (II/27) Argumentum eorum theorematum qui in hoc secundo Mathematicae syntaξeos libro Ptolemaei continentur. I. De universali orbis terrarium posita — XIII. Canonica prius dictorum angulorum et periphenarum in singulis climatibus explicatio.’

= Theon of Alexandria, Commentary on the Almagest (tr. David Sainclair) (C.1.29.9)

. Theon’s preface, 1-3; Book I, 3-98; II, 99-150; III (‘Nic<olai> Cabasilae in tertium Ptolem<aei>’), 151-214; IV, 215-250; V (‘Pappi Alex<andrini> comm<entarius> in quintum lib<ri> Ptol<emaei>’), 251-301; VI, 302-380; VII, 381-386; VIII, 387-399; IX, 400-423; X, 423-434 (end of Book X and Book XI missing, cf. note p. 434: ‘Deficiunt hic ad finem 10, totus XI et principium 12’ and, in the margin, ‘Nota hanc lacunam in partem (?) pag. 406 cod. Graec.’); XII, 434-438 (beginning missing, see above); XIII, 438-452; set of notes on the Almagest and on Theon’s commentary by several hands, II/1-27. No glosses. A few marginal notes (partly in Greek), more important pp. 11-12, with reference to the Tetrabiblos. No geometrical diagrams.