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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 4782

s. XVex (in or after 1491, cf. f. 221r: ‘anni currentis… 1491’; the colophon ‘Expliciunt canones astrolabii per magistrum Georgium Pewrbach edidi anno salutis 1460’ on f. 270v refers to the date of composition of Peurbach’s work).

Or.:

probably Vienna.

Prov.:

Johannes Faber (d. 1541), bishop of Vienna (cf. inner front cover and f. 271r); University of Vienna.

Paper, 271 f., two hands (f. 1-13 and 14-270).

Astrology and astronomy: Ptolemaica (1r-13r); astrology ‘Res quibus perficiuntur prenosticationes accepte de astronomia…’ (14r-221r); Peurbach, Canones astrolabii (225r-270v); added notes (271r-271v). Blank: 13v, 221v-224v.

Note

The beginning of the text f. 14r-221r corresponds to Ptolemy’s Quadripartitum in the translation of Aegidius de Tebaldis (A.2.6), but the text itself is different, consisting of a comprehensive astrological treatise in 54 differentie covering all topics.

Lit.

Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, III: Cod. 3501-5000, Wien, 1869, 386; J. Monfasani, Collectanea Trapezuntiana: Texts, Documents, and Bibliographies of George of Trebizond, Binghamton (NY), 1984, 76; G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscripts Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 557 (index); M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 320; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 410.

1r‑13r

‘<L>ibrum Claudii Ptolomei mi Alfonse rex inclite traductum quem vulgo Centiloquium ipse fructum appellat… (3r) <I>am pridem perutiles ad previdendum operationes stellarum, o Sirie, quas in hoc composito efficiunt mundo exposuimus… Abs te et a scientia, non est enim possibile ut huius scientiae professor particulares rerum ideas prevideat — Sin vero non moventur hostis indigena erit. Finis Ptolomei Claudii liber feliciter.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. George of Trebizond) (B.1.7), without the commentary. George of Trebizond’s preface, 1r-2v; author’s preface, 3r; text, 3r-13r. No glosses.