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Ptolemaeus

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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 2059

s. XIV. Prov.: Giovanni Aurispa (1376-1459), who sold the MS to Dominicus de Dominicis, Bishop of Torcello, in 1458, who, in turn, sold the MS to Bishop Nicholas of Modruš [Croatia] in 1467 (cf. added notes by two different hands f. Iv: ‘Ego Dominicus episcopus Torcellanus emi a domino Iohanne Aurispa hunc librum Geber anno domini 1458 die 3 Iulii. Solutio facta fuit per Bonichum de Baronzellis, testis est magister Stefanus phisicus de Florentia’ and ‘Ego N. episcopus Modrussiensis emi hunc librum a prefato reverendissimo domino Torcellano olim, nunc Brixiensi, cum comento Hali super Quadripartitum Tholomei, anno domini 1467. Testis est ipse, idest R. dominus D. Brixiensis, M. Venturinus de Feltro. Folium 194 vaccum’); Nicholas of Modruš bequeathed his library to the Vatican.

Parchment, I+194 f., a single neat hand, deluxe MS with richly decorated initial f. 1r, numerous decorated initials.

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: Ir, 194.

Lit.Inventarium librorum Latinorum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Vaticanae (handwritten catalogue), III, 294; B. Nogara, Codices Vaticani Latini. Codices 1401-2059, Roma, 1912, 436.

‘Verba Gebri filii Affra Hispalensis, qui corrigit in pluribus Ptholomenas (?). Scientia species habet quarum melior post scientiam (192v) sunt digniores ut evanescant et destruantur, et illud est propositum. [appendix] Nota in figura 13 primi libri Geber quod arcus ag subtensus recto potest esse In eadem figura potest contingere quod uterque duorum arcuum ag ab sit maior quarto circuli et uterque sit minor.’

= Geber, Liber super Almagesti (C.1.2). Preface, 1r-3v; I, 3v-19r; II, 19r-38v; III, 38v-47r; IV, 47r-64v; V, 64v-90v; VI, 90v-123v; VII, 123v-161v; VIII, 161v-175r; IX, 175r-192v; Appendix, 192v-193v. A few glosses by two late medieval hands on f. 4r-5r and 18r-19r, very rare marginal notes elsewhere.