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Ptolemaeus

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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 5496

s. XV, except f. 38-54 added by Schöner. Or.: f. 58v-66r perhaps copied by Regiomontanus (Zinner). Prov.: Regiomontanus; Johannes Schöner, who copied f. 38-54; Philipp Eduard Fugger.

Paper, I+66 f., four hands (f. 1-11, 14-36, 38-54 and 58v-66r).

Astronomy: astronomical diagram, added in 1520 (Ir); Ptolemaica (1r-11v); Regiomontanus, De torqueto (14r-30r); Regiomontanus, ‘Astrolabium armillare quo Ptolemaeus plurimum usus est…’ (35r-36v); reworking of Richard of Wallingford’s Tractatus albionis (38r-54v); Regiomontanus (?), ‘Zafea est sphera proiecta in planum…’ (58v-66r). Blank: Iv, 12-13, 30v-34v, 37, 55r-58r, 66v.

Lit.Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, IV: Cod. 5001-6500, Wien, 1870, 136; 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), 212 (no. 45); F. Unterkircher, Inventar der illuminierten Handschriften, Inkunabeln und Frühdrucke der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, I: Die abendländischen Handschriften, Wien, 1957, 106; 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: 425; 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, 105-106.

1r‑11v

‘Prologus in planisperium Ptholemei (title in upper margin, hand of the scribe). [translator’s preface] Quemadmodum Ptholemeus et ante eum nonnulli veteris auctoritatis viri antiquas seculi scribunt historias… (2r) [text] Planisperium Ptol<eme>i, capitulum primum. Cum sit possibile, Iesuri, et plerisque necessarium ut in plano representantur circuli in speram corpoream incidentes — (10r) cum ipsis circulis tropicis et cum circulis meridianis signa distinguentibus. [propositiones planisperii] Si a termino unius diametri circuli recti — per polum zodiaci transire necesse est vel habet.’

= Ptolemy, Planispherium (tr. Hermann of Carinthia) (A.6.1), Class I. Translator’s preface, 1r-2r; text, 2r-10r; Propositiones planisperii, 10r-11v. No glosses.