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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7406

s. XIII2 (cf. f. 30v-32r). Or.: the calendar f. 83r-85v includes references to a university environment (‘festive’, ‘non legitur’) and to Paris, Rouen, northern France and England (see Pedersen). Prov.: Colbert; library of the kings of France in 1732.

Parchment, 141 f., one or two similar hands, decorated initials.

Astronomy: canons of Toledan tables (1ra-18ra), with note added in upper margin of f. 1r by a 15th-c. hand: ‘Canones in tabulis Toletanas quos exposuit Iohannes de Silicia (!) [John of Sicily], 1290’; Theorica planetarum Gerardi (18va-20vb, end of text on 138ra-141r); canons of Toledan tables (21ra-30ra); list of beginnings of Arab years 1273-1320 (30v-32r); Toledan tables (32v-82v); calendar (83r-85v); Novara tables (86r-113v); Ptolemaica (114ra-137vb); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (138ra-141r, see f. 18va-20vb above). Blank: 141v.

Lit.Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 352; F. S. Pedersen, Scriptum Johannis de Sicilia super canones Azarchelis de tabulis Toletanis, København, 1986, 38; F. S. Pedersen, The Toledan Tables. A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition, København, 2002, I, 159-160; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 140.

114ra‑137vb

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‘Geber in libro 30 figurarum ad probationem sui propositi commodius habendam quedam premittit. Prima autem eius propositio eadem est prime Theodosii in primo. Secunda autem proponit sensum quinque propositionum primi libri Theodosii… [text] Omnis circulus signatus super speram a cuius polo egredientis ad circumferenciam linee quadratus est equalis medietati quadrati dyametri spere est ex magnis eiusdem spere. [comm.] Sit enim spera abz circulis in ea signatus bgd — semitam indagationis substantialis (?).’