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Ptolemaeus

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Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magliabech. XX.23

s. XVIin (1501, cf. colophon).

Or.:

Italy.

Prov.:

Giovanni Gaddi (1493-1542), cf. f. 1r; Antonio Magliabechi (d. 1714).

Paper, IV+122 f., a single hand.

Astrology: Petrus Bonus Advogarius, zodiacal chorography ‘Civitates Arieti subiectae. Florentia, Faventia, Neapolis…’ (IIr); tables ‘Gradus qui tenebrosi, lucidi, vacui et fumosi dicuntur’ (IIv); Ptolemaica (1r-113v); table of contents (114r-114v); George of Trebizond, Liber de antisciis (119r-121v, incomplete ‘… vel ut verius dicam exiliores’). Blank: I, III-IV, 115r-118v, 122.

Lit.

G. Targioni-Tozzetti, Fondo Magliabechiano. Inventario dei manoscritti (handwritten catalogue), VI, 93r; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, I, London-Leiden, 1977, 120; J. Monfasani, Collectanea Trapezuntiana: Texts, Documents, and Bibliographies of George of Trebizond, Binghamton (NY), 1984, 19.

1r‑113v

‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani liber primus commentationum in centum sententiis Ptolomei ad ill<ustre>m principem Federicum ducem Urbini foeliciter incipit. [preface] Tametsi publicarum rerum administratio, bellique gerendi cura deterrere me iure possent, Federice dux fortissime… (2r) [text] De mathematici officio et quod est [title in upper margin]. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronuntiet… [comm.] Nec medici, nec moralis philosophi sola est cognitio, sed quaedam etiam operatio — (109r) [text] … sin non moventur provincialis hostis erit. [comm.] … tum stellarum radii vel trahentes eas, vel impellentes pro qualitate aspectus et virium efficatia. Τελωσ. Absolutis liber quinto calen<darum> Decembris, h<ora> XX, MDI.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9)

. Marginal notes and corrections by the scribe.