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Ptolemaeus

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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 2055

s. XVex (in or after 1480-1481). Or.: Andreas of Trebizond. Prov.: Sixtus IV (?).

Parchment, 216 f., a single neat hand, deluxe MS richly decorated on f. 1r and 3v (coat of arms of Sixtus IV), large painted initial at the beginning of each book of the Almagest, small painted initial at the beginning of each chapter.

Ptolemaica (single text). Full chapter index of the Almagest (214r-216r). Blank: 213v, 216v.

Lit.Inventarium librorum Latinorum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Vaticanae (handwritten catalogue), III, 293; B. Nogara, Codices Vaticani Latini. Codices 1401-2059, Roma, 1912, 433; J. Monfasani, Collectanea Trapezuntiana: Texts, Documents, and Bibliographies of George of Trebizond, Binghamton (NY), 1984, 63-64.

1r‑216r

‘Magne compositionis Ptolomei li<bri> a Georgio Trapezuntio traducti p<r>aefatio auctoris. Evolventi mihi nuper libros patris mei, Georgii Trapezuntii, viri optimi et omni doctrinarum genere insignis… (3v) Peroptime mihi videntur, o Syre, qui bene phylosophati sunt, speculativam philosophie partem ab activa separasse — idoneum hic modum atque finem hec est compositio consequuta.’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. George of Trebizond) (A.1.4). Andreas of Trebizond’s preface to Sixtus IV (i.e., not ‘praefatio auctoris’ as on f. 1r), 1r-3r; I, 3v-20r; II, 20r-42v; III, 42v-56v; IV, 57r-72v; V, 72v-92r; VI, 92r-111r; VII, 111r-125v; VIII, 126r-138v; IX, 139r-156v; X, 157r-168v; XI, 168v-184r; XII, 184v-198r; XIII, 198r-216r. No glosses.