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Linköping, Stift- och Landsbiblioteket, Cod. Matematik 9

s. XVI. Or.: Italy. Prov.: bought by Eric Benzelius in Paris (1700).

Paper, 160 f., a single hand, decorated initials.

Astrology: Ptolemaica (2r-153v); George of Trebizond, Liber de antisciis (154r-157r, incomplete ‘… vel ut verius dicam exiliores’); table of contents (158r-159v); Petrus Bonus Advogarius, zodiacal chorography ‘Civitates Arieti subiectae. Florentia, Faventia, Neapolis…’ (160r-160v). Blank: 1, 157v.

Lit. P. Kylander, Linköpings Bibliotheks Handlingar, II, Linköping, 1795, 155-156 (no. LXVIII); P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, V, London-Leiden, 1990, 5.


‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani liber primus commentationum in centum sententiis Ptholomei ad ill<ustre>m principem Foedericum ducem Urbini foeliciter incipit. [preface] Tametsi publicarum rerum administratio, bellique gerendi cura deterrere me iure possent, Foederice dux fortissime… (3r) [text] De mathematici officio et quid est. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronuntiet… [comm.] Nec medici, nec morales (!) philosophi sola est cognitio, sed quaedam etiam operatio — (147v) [text] … sin non moventur principalis (corr. in provincialis) hostis erit. [comm.] … tum stellarum radii vel trahentes eas, vel impellentes pro qualitate aspectus et virium efficatia. Τελος.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9). Short marginal corrections and notes by the scribe and/or a similar hand.