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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Savile 27

s. XVI2 (1568, cf. ‘H.S. 1568, 11 Novemb<ris>’, f. 1r).


autograph of Henry Savile.

Paper, 90 f., a single hand. The MS belongs with MSS Savile 26 and 28 (see).

Ptolemaica (single text), except for Savile’s notes and diagrams (88v-90v, inner back cover). Blank: 1r-1v (except for a few notes and an empty circle f. 1r).


F. Madan, H. H. E. Craster, A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, II.2, Oxford, 1937, 1108-1109 (nos. 6572-74); R. Goulding, Studies of the Mathematical and Astronomical Papers of Sir Henry Savile, PhD dissertation, The Warburg Institute, 1999, 136.



‘Liber secundus. Ptolemaeus. Cum pertractaverimus in primo Syntaxeos libro ea omnia quae praemittenda… Theon. Cum pertractaverit Ptolemaeus in primo Syntaxeos ea quae de partivus universi generaliter…’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Henry Savile) (A.1.7)

, Book II, 2r-43r; III, 43v-82r (‘Cabasillaus’, 44r); VII.1-4 (without comm.), 82v-87v; and VIII.2 (without comm.), 88r. Corrections by Savile.