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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Solg. Ms. 31.4°

s. XVex (f. 232r: ‘Finit foeliciter anno 1478 ante Iacobi proxima die’).

Or.:

Germany.

Prov.:

Bernhard Walther.

Paper, 334 f., several similar hands.

Astrology: table of contents, early modern (1r); Ptolemaica (11r-39v); ‘Quandocumque Saturnus fuerit in directo Arietis aut triplicitatis eius…’ (39v-41v); Ptolemaica (47r-131r); Alcabitius, Introductorius (133r-157v); Albumasar (?), De significationibus planetarum in hora revolutionis anni (158r-180r); Bartholomew of Parma, Tractatus novus de significatione quatuor planetarum superiorum (180v-187r); Pseudo-Aristotle, Iudicia, Book II (187v-198r); Bartholomew of Parma, Libellus de electionibus horarum et ascendentium (198v-208r); ‘Si tu vix ex ingenio doctrine cognoscere quid homo habeat private in manu quando venit ad te causa loquendi…’ (208v-232r); Albohali, De nativitatibus, tr. Plato of Tivoli (241r-265r); Albumasar, De revolutionibus nativitatum (265v-319r); ‘Secundus canon. Mars in signis aereis in vere et autumno significat mediocritatem temporis…’ (325r-331r, the first canon is missing); ‘De pluviis futuris et determinatis ad diem. Volens itaque scire diem pluvie…’ (331v); ‘De dispositione Saturni quando coniungitur Lune utrum dicatur bene vel male disposita…’ (331v-334r); horoscope for 1432, in German (334v). Blank: 1v-10, 42-46, 131v-132v, 232v-240, 319v-324.

Lit.

E. Zinner, Regiomontanus: His Life and Work, Amsterdam-New York-Oxford-Tokyo, 1990 (tr. from Leben und Wirken des Joh. Müller von Köningsberg, genannt Regiomontanus, Osnabrück, 1968, with supplements), 201 (no. 24); Die Handschriften der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg, IV: I. Neske, Die lateinischen mittelalterlichen Handschriften. Varia 13.-15. und 16.-18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1997, 198-200.

11r‑38v

‘Ptholomei centum fructus. Mundanorum ad hoc vel ad illud mutatio corporum celestium… Scientia namque astrorum est ex te et ex illis. Non oportet peritum illum iudicare secundum formam effectuum particularium… Scientia astrorum est ex te et illis. Astrologus non debet dicere rem specialiter sed universaliter — et quanto melius potuimus exposuimus.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (version ‘Mundanorum’) (B.1.4)

, with proposition of v. 1 also given in Plato of Tivoli’s translation (B.1.2). Verba are wrongly numbered in the margin. No glosses.

38v‑39v

‘Ptho<lom>eus virtutes (?) et cometarum nomina posuit… Stelleque cum caudis sunt regibus et divitibus apparebit.’

47r‑131r

‘Ptholomeus Pheludianus in quatuor partibus. Res, Miseri, quibus perficiuntur pronosticationes accepte de astronomia maiores et nobiliores sunt due. Una quarum est que debet in ordine et virtute preponi et est hec ars qua duorum luminarium et quinque planetarum figure sciuntur secundum motum suum — Et postquam ita in modo universali perfecimus iudicium nativitatum finem in hoc loco huic libro inponere conveniens estimamus. Finiunt 100 fructus Ptholomei.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Aegidius de Tebaldis) (A.2.5)

, without the preface and without Haly Abenrudian’s commentary. I, 47r-68r; II, 68r-85r; III, 85r-115r; IV, 115r-131r. Glosses, perhaps by the scribe f. 47r-52r and a few short marginal notes thereafter.