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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7416B

s. XIVin (eclipse table 1312-1330 f. 114v; the year 1313 (?) mentioned f. 99v).

Prov.:

Colbert; library of the kings of France in 1732.

Parchment, II+126 f., several hands.

Astronomy, computus, mathematics, astrology and chiromancy: astronomical notes, including latitude of Paris, Montpellier, Jerusalem, Novara and Oxford (Iv-IIv); table of contents (IIv); Petrus de Sancto Audomaro, Quadrans novus (1ra-15vb); ‘Vulpes semel fuit ignorantia…’ (16ra-16rb); solar tables (16v-17v); Sacrobosco, De sphera (19ra-26rb), with diagrams (26v); Sacrobosco, Algorismus (27ra-31va); Sacrobosco, Computus, end gone (31va-49vb); computus tables (50r-51r); Robertus Anglicus, Quadrans vetus (51va-57va); table of equal hours (58r); added notes ‘De mensuratione rerum per quadrantem…’ (58v); end of text f. 65 (59r); ‘Cum hec scientia de numeris que argorismus dicitur…’ (59va-61vb); ‘Cum quadrantem componere volueris accipe tabulam eream vel ligneam…’ (62ra-63va); short chapters on quadrant and astronomy ‘Ad disponendum cursorem in quadrante…’ (63va-63vb); solar tables (64r-64v); ‘Investigantibus chilindri compositionem…’ (65ra-65vb and 59ra-59rb); eclipse tables with canons (66r-75rb); Pseudo-Messahallah, De compositione astrolabii (75va-86rb); two star tables (86ra-86rb); Ptolemaica (86va-88ra); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (88ra-88vb); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (88vb-89vb); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (89vb-93rb); Pseudo-Thebit Bencora, De motu octave spere (93rb-95ra); astronomical diagrams and tables (95ra-95rb); solar tables (96r-98r); table (99r); faint notes (99v); astrological compilation, beginning gone due to f. 100 cut off (101r-104rb); astrological verses (104rb-104va); ‘Cyromantia est ars demonstrans mores et inclinations naturales…’ (104vb-109va); Pseudo-Aristotle, Secretum secretorum, excerpt on physiognomy ‘Discipuli Ipocratis sapientis depinxerunt formam eius in pergameno…’ (109va-110v); chiromancy ‘Linee naturales 3 in planitie…’ (112ra-114ra); eclipse table 1312-1330 (114v); ‘Ad coniunctionem Solis et Lune habendam, substrahe ab annis…’ (115ra-115rb); ‘Dixit Petrus Anfulsus servus Ihesu Christi compositor huius libri…’ (115va-117rb); hymn with musical notation (117v); zodiologium ‘De signorum virtute et eorum effluentia. Cum Luna est in Ariete, bonum est minuere sanguinem…’ (118ra-118vb); chiromancy, drawings of two hands (119r-119v); Pseudo-Robert Grosseteste, Kalendarium, truncated (120r-126v). Blank: Ir, 18, 95v, 98v, 111.

Lit.

Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 353-354; F. S. Pedersen, Petri Philomenae de Dacia et Petri de S. Audomaro opera quadrivalia, København, 1983-1984, II, 577; F. S. Pedersen, The Toledan Tables. A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition, København, 2002, I, 160-161; D. Juste, Les Alchandreana primitifs. Étude sur les plus anciens traités astrologiques latins d’origine arabe (xe siècle), Leiden-Boston, 2007, 358-359; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 146-147.

86va‑88ra

‘Equator est circulus maior qui describitur super 2 polos mundi ― aut propinqui oppositioni Solis erunt erunt retrogradi.’