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Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria, 1218 (1995)

s. XVIex-XVIIin. Prov.: Rovigo, Olivetan monastery of San Bartolomeo (Mazzatinti). Mazzatinti attributes the first item (f. 1r-15r) to the abbot Barnaba Riccobono (1551-1627), a name I have not been able to locate in the MS. At any rate, Barnaba Riccobono was abbot of San Bartolomeo since 1590 and was well-known for his astronomical and astrological activities (see M. Shai, Villa Grimani Molin Avezzù at Fratta Polesine. Cosmological Themes in Decorative Programs of Sixteenth-Century Venetian Villas, PhD dissertation, Università di Venezia, 2013, 49 and 140).

Paper, 192 f., several hands, one of which copied f. 42-79. F. 16-41 are missing.

Astronomy, astrology and mathematics, mainly in Italian: ‘Breve dechiaratione dell’effemeridi delle stelle del cielo’ (1r-15r); astronomical diagram (16r); Ptolemaica (42r-79v); ‘Del circolo e sue parti’ and other questions of geometry (81r-105r); ‘Introduttione alla diottrica’ (114r-140r); ‘Trattato del compasso trigonometrico’ (144r-161v); ‘Regola del tre’ (163r-171v); ‘Matematica’ (172r-191v). Blank: 15v, 16v, 80, 105v-113v, 140-143, 192.

Lit. G. Mazzatinti, Inventari dei manoscritti delle biblioteche d’Italia, XXI, Firenze, 1916, 187. 

42r‑79v

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‘Claudii Ptolemaei mathematici de iudiciis liber tertius, cap<itulum> primum, quod est proemium. Textus primus. Explicata a nobis in prioribus communium eventuum consideratione, nimirum quae et natura praecedit, et plurimum valet in peculiarium… Expositio — (77v) fratris eiusFinis. (78r) In caput de… ( ?). Textus 44. Dicit Ptol<emaeus>…’

= Barnaba Riccobono (?), Commentary on the Quadripartitum (C.2.26), tr. Antonio Gogava, III-IV (C.2.25), with additional notes f. 78r-79v.