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Ptolemaeus

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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 10905

s. XVI1 (f. 1-144 copied in 1527, cf. colophon; f. 150-157 in or shortly after 1532). Or.: mainly copied by Johannes Vögelin (d. 1549), most probably at the University Vienna (see Vienna, ÖNB, 5273).

Paper, 174 f., two hands: I (Johannes Vögelin), f. 1r-158v, colophon f. 170v and 171r-173r; II, f. 159r-170v.

Astronomy: Ptolemaica (1r-146v); Hypsicles, De ascensionibus (147r-149v); Johannes Vögelin, on the comet of 1532 ‘Caput primum de his quae praemittenda sunt. Praetenta cometarum generationis causa…’ (150r-157r); Ptolemaica (157v-170v); Witelo, Perspectiva, excerpts X.59-60 (171r-173r). Blank: 173v-174v.

Lit.Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, VI: Cod. 9001-11500, Wien, 1873, 251; 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, 122.

1r‑146v

‘Verba Gebri filii Affla Hispalensis. <S>cientia species habet quarum melior post scientiam (142v) sunt digniores ut evanescant et destruant. Complenita (!) est declaration eius. Finis noni et ultimi libri. (143r) [appendix] Nota in figura tredecima libri primi Geber (corr. in Gebri) quod arcus ag subtensus recto potest esse… (143v) Nota in figura decima quarta septimi libri Geber quod centrum orbis signorum potest esse infra triangulum ad diametrum circuli abg quod proponebatur. (144v) [additional notes] Annotationes in Gebrum. Textus fo. 1. Et de eis. Prima difficultas propter narrationem practicae et theoricae orbe signorum aliud est tosus (?) meridiem ab eo. Finivi die quarta hora quarta pomeridiana mensis Ianuarii anno Christi 1527. Johannes Vögelin Haylpronen<sis>.’

= Geber, Liber super Almagesti (C.1.2). Preface, 1r-3r; I, 3r-17v; II, 18r-35v; III, 35v-42r; IV, 42r-56v; V, 56v-79r; VI, 79r-100r; VII, 100r-121v; VIII, 121v-130r; IX, 130r-142v; Appendix, 143r-143v; additional notes, 144r-146v. Glosses by Johannes Vögelin.

157v‑170v

‘Marcus monachus Caelestinus Beneventanus Ioanni Baduario Veneto senatus Veneti apud pontificem maximus oratori salute Cum proxime Venetiis me Romam contilissem… (158r) <C>um sit possibile, o Syre, et plurimum necessarium ut in plano represententur circuli in spheram corpoream incidentes — cum ipsis circulis tropicis et cum circulis meridianis signa distinguentibus. Explicit Planispherium Ptolomaei recognitum diligentissime a Marco Beneventano monacho Caelestinorum quod antea in multis etiam antiquis exemplaribus Latinis corruptissimum reperiebatur, necnon Claudii Ptolemaei a plurimis viris utriusque linguae doctiss<ime> emendatum cum multis additionibus Romae noviter impressum per Bernadinum Venetum de Vitalibus expensis Evangelista Tosino (?) Brixiano bibliopola imperante Iulio II pontifice maximo anno III pontificatus sui die VIII Septembr<is> MDVII.’

= Ptolemy, Planispherium (tr. Hermann of Carinthia) (A.6.1), Class I. The dedicatory letter and the colophon make it clear that the text was copied on the edition Rome, Bernadinus Venetum de Vitalibus, 1507. A few glosses by Johannes Vögelin.