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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek, 1491

s. XV.

Or.:

Germany (recipes in German f. 142r-143v).

Paper, 301 f., several hands. A section seems to be missing before f. 99, and f. 100 is the continuation of f. 124-141 in another hand.

Astrology: Raymundus Lullus, Tractatus novus de astronomia (2r-81r); Raymundus Lullus, Ars compendiosa (86r-92v); ‘Diffinitur autem aliud (?) secundum duas partes sive species ipsius breviter ac contemplativam scilicet et activam que sunt astrologia et astronomia…’ (98r-98v); ‘Dixit Ptholomeus: Quando aspexerit significator etc. Cum significatores aspexerit…’ (99r-99v); Ptolemaica (100r); Albumasar, Flores (100v-115v); Hermann of Carinthia, Liber imbrium (115v-120v); Ptolemaica (124ra-141vb and 100r); recipes in German (142r-143v); Leopold of Austria, De astrorum scientia (144r-300v). Blank: 1 (except a horoscope with geomantic figures f. 1r), 81v-85v, 93-97, 121-123, 301. 

Lit.

P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, III, London-Leiden, 1983, 420; M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 314; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 344-345.

124ra‑141vb, 100r

‘Mundanorum ad hoc et ad illud mutacio corporum celestium… Scientia stellarum ex te et illis est. Astrologus non debet dicere rem specialiter sed universaliter… (124rb) Quod dixit Ptolomeus, ex te et illis, significat quod qui res futuras prenoscere desiderat — (141va) quanto melius quivimus exposuimus. Ptolomeus in hoc loco tricas et tricarum nomina posuit… (141vb) Stelle cum caudis sunt 9… ad modum argenti (100r) purissimi quod non potest — in regibus et divitibus apparebit. Et hec de cometis breviter distinximus. Nunc de conceptus et nativitatis hora dicendum est. Dixerunt Ptholomeus et Hermes quod Lune locus in hora qua — et hoc expertus fuit multotiens. Sic faciunt ascendentem secundum herum uranicum.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (version ‘Mundanorum’) (B.1.4), with v. 1 also given in Plato of Tivoli’s translation (B.1.2). The text ends with Pseudo-Ptolemy’s De cometis (B.4) on f. 141vb-100r and Dixerunt Ptholomeus et Hermes quod locus Lune… (B.10) on f. 100r. The end of the text (transition as above) is found on f. 100r in another hand. A few marginal notes by the scribe. Substantial marginal notes in another hand f. 124r.