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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Madrid, Biblioteca de la Real Academia de la Historia, Cortes 2787

s. XVI2.


f. 1-212 are the exact replica of Francesco Maurolico’s collection of astronomical works published by Petrus Spira in Messina in 1558. According to Moscheo, the MS was copied on this edition by someone close to Maurolico and the diagrams, as well as some marginal notes, are in Maurolico’s hand.

Paper, 237 f., one main hand.

Astronomy and mathematics: Theodosius, Spherica, tr. Gerard of Cremona (1r-49r); Menelaus, Spherica (49v-134v); Francesco Maurolico, Sphaerica (134v-183v); Autolycus, De sphera mota (183v-185v); Theodosius, De habitationibus (185v-188r); Euclid, Phenomena (188r-194r); Francesco Maurolico, mathematical tables with canons (195r-200r); Francesco Maurolico, Compendium mathematicae (200r-212v). Blank: 194v, 213-219, 237.


R. Moscheo, ‘Manoscritti di Francesco Maurolico: catalogo topografico descrittivo’, online edition


‘Gebri filii Affla Hispalensis de astronomia. Liber primus. Prooemium. Scientia species habet quarum melior post scientiam per illam quantitatem et illud est cuius voluimus declarationem. Finis primi libri Gebri.’

= Geber, Liber super Almagesti (C.1.2). Preface and Book I. No glosses.