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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 5503

s. XVIin (copied in 1506 for f. 61r-101v and 115r-115v, cf. colophon; the rest was copied between 1504 and 1507, cf. f. 109v, 117r, 117v, 177r and 187v; f. 196r-199r copied in 1519).

Or.:

copied by Johannes Schöner, partly on the basis of texts from Laurentius Beheim (cf. f. 101v, 115v, 117r, 177r).

Prov.:

Conrad Gesner; Philipp Eduard Fugger.

Paper, I+201 f., a single neat hand.

Astrology: table of contents (Ir); Johannes Schöner (?), astrological tables, diagrams and notes (5r-32r), including table for the ruling planet for each degree of each sign of the zodiac (5r-10v), summary table of the same (11r), other tables for planets, signs and houses, with canons (11v-13v); parts of the 12 houses (14r-18r), parts of the 12 signs (18v), conditions of the planets (20r-28v); table for profections (28v) and directions (29r-33r); treatise on nativities ‘Nativitas est quadruplex, et primo eius que mortuus…’ (33r-56v, a note in the upper margin of f. 33r attributes the text to Domenicus Maria Novara: ‘Tractatus nativitatum Domenici Maria’ and another note in the right margin reads: ‘Ista sequentia in nativitatibus sunt Ptholomey abbreviature (!) que multum naturaliter et philosophice processit’); Ptolemaica (61r-101v); George of Trebizond, Liber de antisciis et cur astrologorum iudicia plerumque fallant (102r-109v); Ptolemaica (110r-114v and 115r-115v); Petrus de Arieto (?), ‘Ordo et regula in iudicando super nativitatibus hominum est talis. Magister Petrus N. Primo inspiciendus est introitus Solis in Arietem anni precedentis…’ (116r-117r); ‘Generale iudicium in revolutionibus nativitatum. Si fortune fuerint fortes…’ (117v); tables: ‘Tabula revolutionis pro horis’ and ‘Tabula revolutionis pro gradibus’ (118v); Laurentius Bonincontrius, De revolutionibus nativitatum (119r-160v); Laurentius Beheim, Directionum significata (174r-177r); Girolamo Manfredi, Centiloquium de infirmis et medicis (178r-187v); Astronomia Ypocratis, tr. William of Moerbeke (188r-193v); ‘Capitulum in crisi infirmitatis. Vide die…’ (194r); table of 28 lunar mansions (194v); ‘De creticis diebus. Septimus dies in egritudine est fortis…’ (195r-195v); ‘Ascendens et tempus verum nativitatis invenire. Tempus nativitatis hic (?) propositum pro tempore in diebus equatis…’ (196r-199v, a note in the upper margin attributes the text to Domenicus Maria Novara: ‘Domenicus Maria de mora nati’). Blank: Iv, 1v-4v (except six verses f. 4r), 19r-19v, 57r-60v, 118r, 161r-173v, 177v, 199v-201v.

Lit.

Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, IV: Cod. 5001-6500, Wien, 1870, 138-139; Katalog der datierten Handschriften in lateinischer Schrift in Österreich, IV: F. Unterkircher, Die datierten Handschriften der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek von 1501 bis 1600, I, Wien, 1976, 52-53; J. Monfasani, Collectanea Trapezuntiana: Texts, Documents, and Bibliographies of George of Trebizond, Binghamton (NY), 1984, 76-77; M. Maruska, ‘Die Handschriften aus der Bibliothek des fränkischen Gelehrten Johannes Schöner in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek’, in Aspekte der Bildungs- und Universitätsgeschichte. 16. bis 19. Jahrhundert, eds K. Mühlberger, T. Maisel, Wien, 1993, 409-435: 426; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 410-411; M. Maruska, Johannes Schöner – ‘Homo est nescio qualis’. Leben und Werk eines fränkischen Wissenschafters an der Wende vom 15. zum 16. Jahrundert, PhD dissertation, Universität Wien, 2008, 106-107.

61r‑101v

‘[preface] Liber Claudii Ptholomei qui vocatur fructus ad illustrissimum Alfonsum regem Arrogonum et utriusque Siciliae a Georgio Trapenzuntio ex Graeco in Latinum versus. Librum Claudii Ptholomei mihi Alfonse rex inclite traductum quem vulgo Centiloquium ipse fructum appellat… (62r) [text] Iam pridem perutiles ad previdendum operationes stellarum, o Scire, quos in hoc composito efficiunt mundo exposuimus… (68v) Primus aphorismus. Abs te et a scientia, non est enim possibile ut huius scientie professor particulares rerum ydeas prevideat — (68r) Sin vero non moventur hostis indigena erit. (68v) [comm.] Commentarii et expositiones Georgii Trapezuntii in aphorismis libri fructus Ptholomei ad Alfonsum regem Arrogonum et utriusque Sicilie. Libellus hic quem de Greco traductum nomini tuo dedicavimus, illustrissime rex… (69r) Incipit expositio aphorismorum. Abs te et a scientia. Abs te, inquit, hoc est a quadam insita vi animi et ingenio et a scientia nature stellarum precognitio fit — ut sicut raro apparent, sic inconsueta significare videantur. Scripsi anno 1506 in Augusto in apparitione comete. A doctore Lau<rentii> Behem.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. George of Trebizond) (B.1.7)

. A few marginal notes by Schöner. Smaller pieces of paper, inserted between f. 86 and 87, contain two horoscopes for the nativity of George of Trebizond and the revolution of that nativity for 1453.

110r‑114v

Images

‘Ioviani Pontani expositio in verbum 51 Centiloquii Ptholomei. Circulum geniture in exitu nati ab utero secundum verbum 51 sic extrahitur. Primum ad tempus datum inveniatur locus Solis cum quo erigatur celi figura ad quam imponatur locus Lune verus — maxime ubi Luna dignitatem nechyam (?) vendicaverit sibi. Τελóσ’ (followed by tables f. 111r-114v).

115r‑115v

Images

‘Andeolus de Nigro Ianuensis de infusione spermatis super verbo Centiloquii. Dixerunt Hester, Ptholomeus et Hermes quod cum Luna tempore infusionis spermatis est in ascendente — est alchocoden mutatur mora ut capitulo alchocoden dicitur. A doctore Lau<rentii> Behem anno 1506 in Septembro.’