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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Urb. lat. 1393

s. XV2 (between 1473 and 1477, this MS belongs to an early stage of Pontano’s commentary). Or.: Naples (corrections and additions in Pontano’s hand). Prov.: Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino (1474-1482); Pope Pius VI.

Parchment, 92 f., a single neat hand.

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: 2v, 90v-92v.

Lit. C. Stornajolo, Codices Urbinates latini, III: Codices 1001-1779, Roma, 1921, 303.


‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani liber primus (added above the line) commentationum in centum Ptolemaei sententiis ad illustrissimum principem Federicum ducem Urbinatem feliciter incipit. [preface] Prologus. Tametsi publicarum rerum administratio, bellique gerendi cura deterrere me iure possent, Federice dux fortissime… (3r) [text] Ioannis Ioviani Pontani commentationes in centum Ptolemaei sententiis incipient ad ill<ustrissimum> principem Federicum ducem Urbinatem. Textus Ptolemaei. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronunciet… [comm.] Commentum Pontani. Nec medici, nec moralis philosophi sola est cognitio, sed quedam etiam operatio — (86v) [text] … quae fiunt in mundo et generationis et corruptionis. [comm.] … septem simul planetarum coniunctione adiuncta. [added by Giovanni Pontano:] Ioannis Ioviani Pontani liber primus commentationum in centum Ptolemaei sententiis finit. MCCCCLXXVII.’