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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 3379

s. XV2.

Or.:

copied by Laurentius Bonincontrius (cf. f. IIr: ‘Centiloquium Ptholomei cum commento mei Laurentii Bonincontri Miniatensis’, on this see also Heilen, 23-31).

Prov.:

library of the Aragonese kings of Naples.

Paper, II+118+Ia f., a single hand.

Astronomy and astrology: Nicolaus de Comitibus, De triplici motu octave spere (1r-4v); Sacrobosco, De sphera with. comm. (5r-30v); ‘Corpus spericum est capacius omni corpore equalium…’ (31r-39v); ‘Alberti Magni super Spheram. Universalis mundi machina prima divisione in partis duas…’ (42r-51v); Blasius of Parma, Demonstrationes in theorica planetarum (52r-61r); Ptolemaica (62r-114r); notes from Alcabitius’s Introductorius, IV.11-13 (114v-116v); two horoscopes of Bonincontrius’s own nativity (117v-118r). Blank: 40r-41v, 117r, 118v.

Lit.

Inventarium librorum Latinorum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Vaticanae (handwritten catalogue), IV, 343; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, II, London-Leiden, 1977, 319; S. Heilen, Laurentius Bonincontrius Miniatensis: De rebus naturalibus et divinis. Zwei Lehrgedichte an Lorenzo de’ Medici und Ferdinand von Aragonien, Stuttgart, 1999, 23-31.

62r‑114r

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‘Laurentii Bonincontri Miniatensis super Centiloquio Ptholomei. [preface] Astrologiam esse omnium liberalium artium, p<ueri> ornatissimi, excellentissimam nemo est qui ignoret, tum propter ipsius scientie nobilitatem — (62v) hec sint intimanda personis ex Ptholomei verbis diiudicare poteritis. [text] Scientia stellarum ex te et illis est, hoc est ut sis homo huic vite in quem benignitas salvatoris — quoniam in anima rationali non possunt quicquid operari, unde ergo dicitur et scriptum est. A signis celi nolite metuere. Deo igitur laus, honor et gloria per infinita saecula saeculorum. Amen. Laurentii Bonincontri Miniatensis commentum super Centiloquio Ptholomei.’

= Laurentius Bonincontrius, Commentum super Centiloquio Ptholomei (C.3.14)

. Corrections and additions by Bonincontrius.