PAL

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 1445

s. XVex (mention of Maximilian elected King of the Romans in Frankfurt in 1486, f. 251v).

Or.:

southern Germany (Schuba); monogram ‘Rech’, ‘Reich’ or similar (f. 9r, 151r, 157r, 161r, 164v) by the scribe who copied f. 4-9, 147-175 and 221; several items are also found in MS Vatican, BAV, Pal. lat. 1368 (see), from western Germany, including a table of houses for latitude 49°35′ (f. 220v), i.e. Worms.

Prov.:

Elector Palatine Ottheinrich (1502-1559); Heidelberg, Bibliotheca Palatina; Vatican library in 1623.

Paper and parchment, 251 f. (250 is missing in foliation), several hands.

Astrology and astronomy: short note ‘Albumasar: Coelum est liber magnus continens omnia…’ (1v); ‘Lunam quando tenet Aries capiti nil…’ (2r-2v); table: De electionibus secundum cursum Lune per XII signa, with canon (3r-3v); Ptolemaica (4r-9r); Leopold of Austria, De astrorum scientia, ending abruptly towards the end of Book VIII (12r-137v); astrometeorology ‘Quicumque vult auram cuiuslibet mensis diiudicare…’ (143r-145v); ‘Incipit tractatus de significationibus duodecim signorum quando fuerint ascendentia in revolutionibus annorum… Ascendens anni omni anno…’ (147r-151r); Capitula Almansoris (151v-157r); Hermes, Centiloquium (157v-161r); Zael, Quinquaginta precepta (161v-164v); ‘Sequuntur 121 considerationes Guidonis Bonatti de Forlivio abbreviate per magistrum Johannem [Johannes de Wachenheim]. Primo tres sunt motus ad movendum hominem ad interrogandum…’ (165r-175r); Pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Speculum astronomie (176r-187v); ‘Utrum anima coniuncta corpori possit per artem magicam aliqua mira ostendere…’ (189r-197r); Alfonsine tables with canons by John of Ligneres (219r-223v); star catalogue (224r-246v), with canons ‘Harum loca stellarum verificata fuerunt anno Christi 1429o…’ (247r-249r); astronomical diagram (249v); notes and horoscope of Christ (251v). Blank: 1r, 9v-11v, 137bisr-142v, 146, 175v, 188, 197v-218v, 251r.

Bibl.

Inventarium manuscriptorum Latinorum Bibliothecae Palatinae (handwritten catalogue); P. Zambelli, S. Caroti, M. Pereira, S. Zamponi, Alberto magno: Speculum astronomiae, Pisa, 1977, 95; L. Schuba, Die Quadriviums-Handschriften der Codices Palatini Latini in der Vatikanischen Bibliothek, Wiesbaden, 1992, 251-253; A. Paravicini Bagliani, Le Speculum Astronomiae, une énigme? Enquête sur les manuscrits, Turnhout, 2001, 16.

4r–⁠9r

‘Volo in hoc tibi dare exemplum trium nativitatum intendas quicquid locuti sumus in eis. Prima est nativitas mea — et Deus te dirigat in viam rectam.’

= Haly Abenrudian, Glosa super Quadripartito Tholomei (C.2.2). Haly’s appendix only. No glosses.