Project icon: lavishly furnished initial letter with a painting of Ptolemy using an astrolab.


Arabus et Latinus

Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ ς τ υ φ χ ψ ω
The following characters have a special meaning.
Put them next to a word without a space between.
" "encloses a sequence of words so that the sequence is searched as a whole.
+The following word must appear.
-The following word must not appear.
~The following word should not appear but may appear.
<The following word should appear but is not as relevant as other words.
>The following word should appear and is more relevant than other words.
( )groups words together so that one of the prefixes above can be applied to the whole group.
*is a wildcard behind a word, representing null, one or several arbitrary characters.

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

s. XVI2. Or.: 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.

Lit. 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.