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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 5984

s. XVex (in or after 1479, cf. f. 173r). Or.: Italy, Giovanni Pontano corrected f. 1-173 and copied f. 177-375. Prov.: ‘Ex conventu SS. Apostolorum Urbis’ (f. Ir).

Paper, II+375 f., two hands, I: f. 1r-173r; II (Giovanni Pontano): f. 177r-375v.

Giovanni Pontano’s works: De bello neapolitano (IIr-IIv, fragment); Ptolemaica (1r-173r and 177r-314v); Actius dialogus de Numeris poeticis (318r-375v). Notes: ‘Commentationes in Ptolemaeum bona manu scriptae cum emendationibus passim Pontani ipsius manu scriptis’ (Ir) and ‘Commentationes in Centiloquium Ptolemaei primum archetypum in quo postea et addita (ut fit) et immutata multa sunt’ (176r). Blank: Iv, 173v-176v (except notes), 315r-316v (except notes).

Lit.Inventarium librorum Latinorum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Vaticanae (handwritten catalogue), VI, 295-296.

1r‑173r

‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani liber primus commentationum in centum sententiis Ptolemaei ad ill<ustrem> principem Federicum ducem Urbini feliciter incipit. [preface] <T>ametsi publicarum rerum administratio, bellique gerendi cura deterrere me iure possunt (corr. ex possent), Federice dux fortissime… (2r) [text] Textus Ptolemaei. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronunciet… (2v) [comm.] Commentum Pontani. Nec medici, nec moralis philosophi sola est cognitio, sed quaedam etiam operatio — (167r) [text] … sin non moventur provincialis hostis erit. [comm.] … tum stellarum radii vel trahentes eas, vel impellentes pro qualitate aspectus et virium efficacia. Τελωσ. [added in the margin:] Editi in lucem 1479.’

177r‑314v

‘VIII. [text] Sapiens anima confert (corr. ex conferet) celesti operationi (corr. ex actioni) quemadmodum optimus Agricola arando expurgandoque confert naturae. [comm.] Quanquam generi animalium est omni naturaliter insita — (309r) [text] … sin non movebatur provincialis (corr. ex ex eadem regione corr. ex patruis) hostis erit. [comm.] … tum stellarum radii vel trahentes eas, vel impellentes pro qualitate aspectus et virium efficacia.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9), draft version starting with verbum 8. Numerous corrections by the scribe (Pontano).