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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Chigi E.VI.202

s. XIVmed (in or soon after 1343, cf. almanach for 1344-1367, f. 1v-25v, and 1343 taken as an example in the canons f. 26v-30r).


Italy (cf. ‘ç’ for ‘z’, notes in Italian f. 39bisv).

Parchment, 67 f. (new foliation, lower right corner), two main hands (I: f. 1v-30r; II. f. 1r, 10v and 31-67), with intervention of other hands, at least on f. 10r and 30v.

Astronomy and astrology: ‘De quibusdam partibus extraordinarii de pluviis. Sunt quedam alia extraordinaria que nunquam memini…’ (1r); planetary almanac 1344-1367 for Paris (1v-25v), with canons ‘Ut vera loca planetarum cuiuslibet per tabulas invenire possis…’, taking the year 1343 and the meridian of Erfurt as examples (26v-30r); ‘Ibidem (?) significet Caput et Cauda et stelle…’ (30v); ‘Inferius ponantur significationes egritudinis et vite et mortis. Quicumque cursum Lune desiderat recte scire…’ (31r); Astronomia Ypocratis, anonymous tr. (31r-35r); Alkindi (?), Saturnus in Ariete sub radiis… (35r-37r); Ptolemaica (37r-41r); Messahallah, De cogitatione (41r-42r); Messahallah, Liber interpretationum, c. 1 (42r); Jafar, Liber imbrium (42v-47r); ‘Iudicabis autem particulariter de aeris mutatione sic. In coniunctione Solis et Lune considera quod signum…’ (47v-50v); ‘Dixit Ptholomeus phylosophus: Habeto Lunam significatione omnium rerum…’ (51r-60v); ‘De aspectibus planetarum ad Lunam. Cum Lune statum tam non omnino quam solummodo…’ (60v-61v); ‘Modis quatuor debilitari Lunam novimus, quorum primus memoratus…’ (62r-63v); Pseudo-Alcabitius, Tractatus de coniunctionibus planetarum (63v-65r); ‘Secundum quia Saturnus preest primo climati, Iupiter 2…’ (65r-65v); sphere of Apuleius/Pythagoras (65v); table for computing the zodiacal position of the Moon, with canon (66r); three short paragraphs of astronomy (66v); two tables of lunar mansions (67r-67v). Blank: 26r.


G. Baronci, Manoscritti Chigi. Inventario (handwritten catalogue), II, 77v.


‘De planetis incarnatione (?) novem mensium in humanis corporibus. Saturnus mense primo materiam infuerit et coagulat atque desicat — piger quoque Venus aderit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Iudicia (B.12)

. No glosses. An inserted sheet of paper of smaller size (f. 39bis) contains notes, apparently in the hand of the scribe, on the 12 houses (39bisr) and further notes in Italian (39bisv).