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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). Or.: 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.

Lit. 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).