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Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale, VIII C 33

s. XVIex (f. 21r-300r written in 1582, cf. f. 152r and 300r). Or.: University of Salamanca, autograph copy of Jerόnimo Muños.

Paper, 300 f., a single hand.

Astronomy: astronomical tables and notes (5r-20v), including tables for the latitude 39°30’ (5r, 7r), one table for 1474 (7v) and ‘Tabulae ecclipsium (!) Lunae auctore Hieronymo Munos’ dated 1578 (15r-19r); Ptolemaica (21r-300r). Blank: 1-4, 300v.

Lit. P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, I, London-Leiden, 1977, 424.



‘Theonis Alexandrini commentaria in primum librum Mathematicae constructionis Ptolomei. Prooemium. Assiduo rogatus ab auditoribus fili Epiphanie dictarem aliqua in ea — descriptionum tabularum proportionalis (?) supputando. Die 17 veteri calculo, 27 die vero novo Octobris mensis anni 1582, decima hora antemeridiana absolvebat Salmanticae Hieronymus Munos, cathedraticus astrologie gymnasii Salmanticen<sis>, translationem commentariorum Theonis Alexandrini in Magnam constructionem Cl<audii> Ptolemaei. Finis commentariorum Theonis Alexandri que quidem (?) extant in Latinam linguam translatorum.’

= Theon of Alexandria, Commentary on the Almagest (tr. Jerόnimo Muños) (C.1.31.6). Theon’s preface, 21r-22r; Book I, 22r-74v; II, 75r-114v; III (‘Nicolai Cabasile in tertium Mathematicae constructionis Ptolemei’), 115r-152r (followed by Jerόnimo Muños’s additions 152r-173v, with mention on f. 152r ‘Auctore Hieronymo Munos Valentino in gymnasio Salmanticensi publico astrologiae professore, anno 1582 die secunda mensis Augusti absolvebantur Salmanticae 6 hora a meridie’); IV, 174r-190r (followed by Jerόnimo Muños’s additions 190r-194v); V (‘Pappi Alexandrini commentaria in quintum librum Compositionis’), 195r-221v; VI, 222r-251r; VII, 251v-253v (followed by ‘De inveniendis veris locis stellarum fixarum et planetarum et reliquorum corporum in celo apparentium liber a auctore Hieronymo Munos astrologie in gymnasio Salmanticensi publico professore’ f. 254r-272v); VIII, 273r-278r; IX, 278v-289r; X, 289r-293r (end missing, cf. f. 293r: ‘Desunt in hoc loco usque ad finem decimi et commentaria totum undecimum et ex initio duodecimi aliqua et non invenitur prorsus. Verba sunt Bessarionis cardinalis que si potuisset invenire reliqua in Grecia non ommisisset’); XII, 293r-294v (beginning missing, see above); XIII, 294v-300r. Jerόnimo Muños’s commentary, corrections and notes appear both in the text and in the margins.