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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 14068

s. XV2 (f. 122-170 copied in 1464, cf. f. 170r, and the whole MS is in the same hand).

Or.:

copied by one Petrus Pichoti, a cleric at Murat (Cantal), cf. f. 8v: ‘Explicit per me, Petrum Pichoti, Murati ville clericum’, f. 21v: ‘Pichoti’, and f. 170r: ‘Finitus est iste tractatus de astronomia per virtutem Dei in villa Murati et scriptus per me, Petrum Pichoti, clericum, die XVIII Novembris anno domini M°CCCC°LXIIIIto…’.

Prov.:

‘J. Sancerii’, 16th c., cf. f. 1r and 170r; Pierre Séguier (d. 1672), chancellor of France; Henri-Charles du Cambout (d. 1732), duke of Coislin and bishop of Metz (ex-libris f. 1r), who bequeathed the MS to Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Paper, 200 f., a single hand.

Astronomy, computus, astrology and divination: microcosm diagram, crossed out (1r); labyrinth (1v); Franco de Polonia, Tractatus de turketo (2r-5r); Euclid, Elementa, ed. Campanus of Novara, I.-II.11 (5r-8v); calendars (9r-20v), with notes and tables of computus, astrology and divination (21r-38r); sphere of Apuleius/Pythagoras (38v-39r); Somniale Danielis (39r-45v); ‘Qui cursum Lune scire desiderat, sciat primitus Sol namque quolibet anno pertransit…’ (46r-49v); notes of arithmetic (49v-50r); Prognostica Socratis Basilei (50v-58v); Sacrobosco, De sphera (59r-79r); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (79r-91v); Pseudo-Thebit Bencora, De motu octave spere (91v-97v); Ptolemaica (97v-102v); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (102v-105v); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (105v-107v); astronomical diagrams (108r-109r); Arnold of Villanova, Introductorium ad iudicia astrologie quantum pertinet ad medicinam (110r-120v); computus table (121v); Raymundus Lullus, Tractatus novus de astronomia (122r-170r); a text of cosmology/astronomy ‘In hac nostra habitacula sunt montes in quorum summitatibus sunt mures…’ (171r-195v); ‘Aries. Nil capiti facias Ariete…’ and other astrological chapters (196v-199r); Revelatio Esdrae (199v); ‘Infans qui natus fuerit die dominico bonus homo erit…’ (200r). Blank: 24r, 109v, 121r, 170v, 196r, 200v.

Lit.

L. Delisle, Inventaire des manuscrits de Saint-Germain-des-Prés conservés à la Bibliothèque Impériale sous les numéros 11504-14231 du fonds latin, Paris, 1868, 126; L. Thorndike, ‘Notes on Some Astronomical, Astrological and Mathematical Manuscripts of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 20 (1957), 112-172: 146-147; F. S. Pedersen, Petri Philomenae de Dacia et Petri de S. Audomaro opera quadrivalia, København, 1983-1984, I, 269-270; C. Samaran, R. Marichal, Catalogue des manuscrits en écriture latine portant des indications de date, de lieu ou de copiste, III: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds latin (Nos 8001 à 18613), Paris, 1974, 355; Raimundi Lulli Opera Latina, XVII, eds M. Pereira, T. Pindl-Büchel, Turnhout, 1989 [Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, 79], xxxiii-xxxiv; E. Montero Cartelle, A. Alonso Guardo, Los «libros de suertes» medievales: las sortes sanctorum y los prenostica Socratis Basilei. Estudio, traducción y edición crítica, Madrid, 2004, 130-131; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 207-208.

97v‑102v

‘Incipit liber Thebith Bechorach de hiis que indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti. Equator diei est circulus maior qui describit super duos polos orbis ― aut propinqui oppositioni erunt retrogradi. Expletus est liber Thebith filii Chore de hiis que indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagestum.’