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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Venice, Museo Civico Correr, cod. Cic. 3747 (2712)

s. XVmed (between 1429 and 1460, cf. f. 147va: ‘Et sic sit finis huius canonis per Prosdocimum de Beldemando de Padua Padue compilati atque a compositione anno domini M°CCCC°29 a compilatione prefati…’; and added astronomical tables for 1460 f. 109vb and 114r).

Or.:

probably northern Italy and perhaps Padua, cf. two works by Prosdocimo de Beldomandi (d. 1428) f. 135ra-147va.

Paper, 172 f., two hands (f. 1-154 and 155-172),reserved initials.

Astronomy, astrology and mathematics: Theorica planetarum Gerardi (1ra-4va); Theorica planetarum ‘Astronomie scientie doctrinalis due sunt partes…’ (4vb-36rb); Astronomia Ypocratis, anonymous tr. (37ra-39rb); Albumasar, Flores (39va-48ra); Alcabitius, Introductorius (48va-62vb); Campanus of Novara, Theorica planetarum (63ra-90ra); Cristannus de Prachaticz, Usus astrolabii (91ra-100ra); Cristannus de Prachaticz, Compositio astrolabii (100rb-105va); ‘De compositione et operatione chilindri. In compositione chilindri quod vocatur horologii viatorum…’ (106ra-106vb); Johannes Simon de Zelandia, Speculum planetarum (107ra-109va); table of auges for 1460, added y another hand (109vb); ‘Pro equatorio paralellario. Equatorium comune omnibus planetis componere…’ (109vb-110va); Robertus Anglicus, Quadrans vetus (110vb-113vb); solar tables for 1460, added y another hand (114r-114v); Messahallah, Liber receptionis (115ra-122vb); Ptolemaica (123ra-125ra); Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium (125rb-126vb); ‘Fiat columpna et locetur in congrua basi…’ (127ra-127rb); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (127va-128va); astrology ‘Honestum quoque est huic salutem promittere…’ (128vb-130rb); Prosdocimo de Beldomandi, Algorismus de integris (135ra-145va); Prosdocimo de Beldomandi, Ars calculatoria (145vb-147va); Sacrobosco, De sphera (148ra-155ra); ‘Igitur quadrantem istum conponere volueris, accipe tabulam eream…’ (155rb-167rb); Franco de Polonia, Tractatus de turketo (167rb-168va); Johannes Andree Schindel (?), Compositio chilindri (168va-169vb); ‘Accipe tabulam planam super cuius extremitatem fac circulum…’ (169vb-170va); ‘Pro conpositione kilindri forma arculum…’ (170vb-172rb). Blank: 36v, 90v, 130v-134v, 172v.

Lit.

F. S. Benjamin, G. J. Toomer, Campanus of Novara and Medieval Planetary Theory, Theorica planetarum, Madison-London, 1971, 94-97 (‘ms. 2721 (3747)’); A. Caracciolo Aricò, Le schede dei manoscritti medievale e umanistici del fondo E.A. Cicogna, Venezia, 2008, 240-243.

123ra‑125ra

‘Incipit liber Thebit filii Chore de hiis que indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti. <E>quator est (add. diei) circulus maior qui describitur super duos polos orbis ― aut propinqui oppositioni erunt retrogradi. Expletus est liber Thebit filii Chore de hiis que indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti.’