PAL

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7305

s. XVex (1493, cf. f. 185v, 287v, 346r and 353r).

Or.:

most probably France, perhaps copied under the supervision of Conrad Heingarter or shortly after his death.

Prov.:

Jacques-Auguste de Thou (d. 1617); Colbert; library of the kings of France in 1732.

Paper, 354 f., a single hand, decorated initials f. 4r and 6r.

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: 1r-3v, 353v-354v.

Bibl.

Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 338; C. Samaran, R. Marichal, Catalogue des manuscrits en écriture latine portant des indications de date, de lieu ou de copiste, II: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds latin (Nos 1 à 8000), Paris, 1962, II, 409; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 90.

4r‑353r

‘Ad illustrissimum Iohannem Borbonii atque Alvernie ducem Conradi Heingarter Thuricensis, doctoris, medici et astrologi, in Quadrupartito Ptholomei commentarios prefatio. Eam fauste gubernari rem publicam inclite dux docta illa prisce vetustatis asserit… (6r) Stellarum iudicium (quam astrologiam vocant) est scientia a principiis certis proveniens… (7v) Liber quadripartiti Ptholomei, id est quatuor tractatuum in radicandi discretione per stellas de futuris et in hoc mundo constructionis et destructionis contingentibus, cuius in primo tractatu sunt 24 <capitula>. Capitulum primum in collectione intellectus scientie iudiciorum astrorum. Prohoemium. Rerum, Iesure, in quibus est prognosticabilis scientie stellarum profectio magnas et precipuas duas esse deprehendimus. Alia translatio: Res, Misori, quibus prognosticationes accepte de astronomia maiores et notabiliores due sunt. Commentum. Dixit Ptho<lome>us quod res quibus ars prognosticationum perfecte completur maiores et nobiliores sunt due, scilicet astro<nomi>a quadruvialis et ars iudiciorum astrologie — (346r) sunt regule et radices quibus ars ista componitur. Laus Deo trino et uno. Amen. Habes excellentissime princeps commentaria que ego Conradus Heingarter — tua cunctis temporibus florebit. Explicit liber 4 Ptho<lome>i in radicali discretione per stellas de futuris et in hoc mundo constructionis et desctructionis contingentis, anno 1493, die Novembris 20, hora 9. (346v) Dixit Hali Alben Rudiani: Volo in hoc loco dare exempla trium nativitatum ut melius intendas quicquid locuti sumus in eis — Hec sunt que tibi glosavi in quibus mentem et studium apponas et Deus te dirigat in viam rectam. Volui autem probare utrum ille auctor secundum nonam speram vel secundum octavam procederet et inveni per loca planetarum que ponit in figura sue nativitatis quod ipsa fuit annis Christi perfectis 986, mensibus 10, die 15 Ianuarii, qua die equavi planetas secundum tabulas Machabeorum (!) et inveni sic. Benedictus Deus trinus et unus. Amen. Τελος. Forsan et hec olim meminisse vivabit. In Novembri die 22, hora 19, anno currente 1493.’

= Conrad Heingarter, Commentum Quadripartiti Ptholomei (C.2.10). Conrad Heingarter’s preface, 4r-5v; Book I, 6r-94v; II, 95r-185v; III, 186r-287v; IV, 288r-346r; Conrad Heingarter’s conclusion, 346r; Haly’s appendix, 346v-353r; additional note, 353r. Ptolemy’s lemmas are given in both Plato of Tivoli’s and Egidius de Tebaldis’s translations in alternating sequence. Occasional short marginal notes by the scribe.