PAL

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 2271

s. XIVex-XVin (c. 1400).

Or.:

Prague, MS prepared for Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361-1419).

Prov.:

Matthias Corvinus (1443-1490); Philipp Eduard Fugger (1546-1618).

Parchment, 422 f. mostly unnumbered, a single very neat hand, deluxe MS magnificently illuminated.

Ptolemaica (single text).

Bibl.

Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, II: Cod. 2001-3500, Wien, 1868, 45; F. Unterkircher, Inventar der illuminierten Handschriften, Inkunabeln und Frühdrucke der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, I: Die abendländischen Handschriften, Wien, 1957, 66; J. Krása, ‘Astrologické rukopisy Václava IV.’, Umění 12 (1964), 466-486: 468 and passim; C. Csapodi, K. Csapodi-Gárdonyi, Bibliotheca Corviniana. Die Bibliothek des Königs Matthias Corvinus von Ungarn, Budapest, 1967, 77; C. Csapodi, The Corvinian Library. History and Stock, Budapest, 1973, 239 (no. 314); M. Franz, ‘Die Handschriften aus dem Besitz des Philipp Eduard Fugger mit Berücksichtigung der Handschriften des Johannes Schöner in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek’, Codices Manuscripti 14 (1988), 61-133: 72; K. Barlai, Á. Bonronkai, ‘Astronomical Codices in the Corviniana Library’, Memorie della Società Astronomia Italiana 65 (1994), 533-546: 536 and Fig. 3; Die illuminierten Handschriften der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, 13: U. Jenni, M. Theisen, Mitteleuropäische Schulen IV (ca. 1380-1400). Hofwerkstätten König Wenzels IV. und deren Umkreis, Wien, 2014, 89-122 (and colour reproductions, Fig. 71-95).

1ra–⁠422va

‘Scire et intelligere gloriosum est quia omnis sapientia est a Deo… (2ra) Verba que dixit sapientissimus Ptolomeus in arte iudiciorum astronomie… (6va) Res accepte de astronomia, quibus perficiuntur pronosticationes maiores et nobiliores sunt due — (412rb) posuit in hoc libro sunt regule et radices quibus ars ista componitur utiliter consumate. (412va) Volo in hoc loco dare tibi exemplum trium nativitatum ut melius intendas quidquid locuti sumus in eis, in prima est nativitas mea — hec sunt que tibi glosavi in quibus studium et mentem apponas et Deus te dirigat in viam rectam. Amen, amen, amen. Explicit liber quatuor partium Ptholomei. Volui probare utrum iste auctor iudicaret secundum nonam speram vel secundum octavam, et inveni per loca planetarum que ponit in figura sue nativitatis quod ipsa fuit annis Christi perfectis 986 mensibus (!), quindecim die Ianuarii, qua die equavi planetas secundum tabulas Mach<linienses> et inveni sic. Deo gracias.’

= Haly Abenrudian, Glosa super Quadripartito Tholomei (C.2.2). Translator’s preface, 1ra-2ra; Haly’s preface, 2ra-6va; Books I-IV, 6va-411rb; Haly’s appendix, 412va-422va; additional note, 422va. No glosses. Several pages are missing in the reproductions used and since folia are mostly unnumbered, it is not possible to indicate the beginning and end of each book.