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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 588

s. XIV1 (most of the MS was probably copied between 1340 and 1350, cf. f. 2r-4r, 87va-93va and 130r).

Or.:

Bavaria or Austria (?).

Prov.:

Hartmann Schedel; Munich, library of the dukes of Bavaria in 1571.

Parchment, 239 f., several contemporary hands.

Geomancy, astrology and astronomy: table of contents, medieval (1v); table of conjunctions Sun-Moon 1340-1365 (2r-4r); William of Moerbeke, Opusculum geomancie (6ra-55vb); ‘Acquisitio in Ariete continetur et est figura aerea, masculina…’ (56ra-57vb); ‘Nota prima figura quesita in sorte significat in humano corpore caput…’ (57vb-58rb); Ars geomancie (58va-87va); ‘Incipit elucidatio de vero modo planetarum super almanach. At verus locus cuiuslibet planete scias…’, with example for the year 1343 (87va-93ra); Guillelmus Anglicus, De urina non visa (93rb-96va); on the quadrant (96va-100va); ‘Incipit tractatus extractus a libro novem iudicum. De iudiciis. Postquam determinatum est de illis que necessaria sunt in iudiciis…’ (100va-108va, this text does not seem related to the Liber novem iudicum); tables of astrometeorology (109r-112r); Ptolemaica (112va-113rb); Alkindi (?), Saturnus in Ariete sub radiis…, attr. Haly (113va-115ra); ‘Elucidatio theorice planetarum. Sol et Luna et alii planete quosdam suo motu sub zodiaco…’ (115rb-120ra); astronomical tables (120v-121v), including a table of the movement of the eighth sphere for 1300-1390 (121v); Breviarium Alhandrei summi astrologi, c. 7 (121v); ‘Notandum ad habendam notitiam additionis secundum artem Algoristicam…’ (122ra-129vb); observations or predictions (?) for the years 1345 and 1350, and table giving the planetary ruler of each year from 1347 to 1386 (130r); coordinates of cities (130v); John Maudith (?), Ars et operatio novi quadranti (131ra-136vb); Pseudo-Messahallah, De compositione astrolabii (137va-141rb); Roger of Hereford, De quatuor partibus iudiciorum astronomie, beginning only (137ra-137vb); Leopold of Austria, De astrorum scientia, Books III-VIII (142ra-181ra); Messahallah, De cogitatione (184ra-184vb); Messahallah, Liber interpretationum (184vb-186va); Hermes, Centiloquium (186va-188va); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (189ra-219vb, preceded by chapter index f. 188v); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (Introductorium and De interrogationibus) in a different and incomplete version attr. Ptolemy ‘Primum est oriens rerum primordiis ducatum — Explicit liber iudicialis Tholomei’ (220ra-233rb); Zael, Quinquaginta precepta, in a different version ‘Ex 50 principalibus iudicibus, primo notandum quod ducatus celestis in rebus humanis est Luna…’ (233rb-233vb); Gergis, De significatione septem planetarum in domibus (233vb-236vb); ‘Dicuntur signa se aspicere, hoc est omne signum aspicit…’ (236vb-237vb); ‘Sicut ex pluribus actoribus colligitur querens…’ (238ra-238vb). Blank: 1r, 4v-5v, 80v-81v, 141v, 181v-183v, 239.

Lit.

C. Halm, G. Laubmann, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Regiae Monacensis, I.1: Clm 1-2329, München, 1868, 159; F. S. Pedersen, Petri Philomenae de Dacia et Petri de S. Audomaro opera quadrivalia, København, 1983-1984, II, 734; Katalog der illuminierten Handschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek in München, V: B. Hernad, Die Gotischen Handschriften deutscher Herkunft in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek, 1: Vom späten 13. bis zur Mitte des 14. Jahrhunderts, Wiesbaden, 2000, 143 (no. 204); C. Panti, Moti, virtù e motori celesti nella cosmologia di Roberto Grossatesta. Studio ed edizione dei trattati De sphaera, De cometis, De motu supercelestium, Firenze, 2001, 258-259; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, I: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de Munich, Paris, 2011, 75-77; L. Moulinier-Brogi, Guillaume l’Anglais, le frondeur de l’uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe siècle), Genève, 2011, 221-222.

112va‑113rb

‘Ptolomeus in hoc loco seu libro tricas et tricarum nomina ponit… Ptolomeus dixit quod stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — (113ra) in divitibus et regibus apparebit. Et hec de cometis breviter discernimus. Trica est ignis sublimatus — qualitas rei future cuius est signum.qualitas rei videtur cuius est signum. Explicit tractatus domini Roberti Lyncon<iensis> de cometis. Deo gratias. Explicit. Deo gratias. Amen.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De cometis (B.4)

, attr. Robert Grosseteste. No glosses.