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Uppsala, Universitetsbiblioteket, C 653

s. XIV2 (f. 28r-59r appear to have been copied in 1388, cf. f. 59r: ‘Expliciunt canones tabularum illustris principis Alfoncii regis Castelle, quos magister Iohannes de Nokow de Saxonia compilavit et sunt 26 canones scripti anno 1388’). Or.: western Germany (cf. f. 233r: ‘Explicit algorismus… Qui me scribebat Henricus nomen habebat, nationis de Ensichshen [Ensisheim, Haut-Rhin]’; see also the note added by an owner (?) of the MS in the bottom margin of f. 227r: ‘Officialis domini de Maspach [Mosbach, Baden-Württemberg], archid<iaconi> ecclesie Herbi<polensis> [Würzburg], datum per copiam sub anno domini M°CCC°XLVIII, nos Albertus decanus, custos, cantor, scholasticus’). Prov.: Sebastian Mieg of Strasbourg (d. 1609), cf. inner front cover: ‘Ex bibliotheca Sebastiani Miegii’; Johannes Scheffer (d. 1679).

Parchment, 241 f., composite MS made of two elements (I: f. 1-227, several hands; II: f. 228-235, two hands).

Astronomy and astrology: Proportiones competentes in astrorum industria, c. 10 (inner front cover); astronomy ‘Contra Ptholomeum et Geber dicit in cursu igitur etc. Nota quod motus stellarum fixarum…’ (1r-1v); Sacrobosco, De sphera (2r-14v); Robertus Anglicus, Quadrans vetus (15r-21r), with solar tables (21v-23v); ‘Conyam dicendum est de mensurationibus. Hic incipit secunda pars principalis huius de utilitatibus…’ (24ra-24rb); enigmas (24va-26rb); computus tables (26v-27v); Alfonsine tables (28r-48v); ‘Incipit tractatus chilindri quod horologium dicitur viatorum…’ (49r-49v); John of Saxony, Canones (50r-59r); Franco de Polonia, Tractatus de turketo (59v-61r); Pseudo-Messahallah, De compositione astrolabii (61r-64v); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (66r-71v); Robert Grosseteste, De impressionibus aeris (72r-74r); ‘Incipit liber de potestate planetarum et signorum et formis eorum. De potestate planetarum et signorum nunc tractare incipimus, sed prius de formis signorum dicamus… Explicit liber de naturis, formis et sigillis planetarum’ (74r-75v); Proportiones competentes in astrorum industria, c. 47 (75v); computus table 1228-1379 (76v); John of Ligneres, Canones primi mobilis (77r-104r); Alfonsine tables (104r-155v); ‘Modum additionis integra et minutiarum phisicarum…’ (156r-156v); Ptolemaica (157r-172v); Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium (172v-174v); John of Murs, Tabula tabularum, canons (174va-182ra); Albumasar, Flores, without the beginning (182rb-189r); Geoffroy of Meaux, Kalendarium (189r-197r); computus table (197v); Alcabitius, Introductorius (198r-212v); ‘Si per horam nativitatis horam et diem conceptionis nati scire desideras…’ (213v); ‘Inquirentibus compositionem astrolabii modumque compositionis…’ (214ra-219rb); Theorica planetarum ‘Investigantibus artem astronomie primo sciendum occurrit 7 esse puncta immobilia…’ (220ra-226ra); Epistola Argafalau ad Alexandrum, c. 2.3-23 (226ra-226rb); ‘Pone 4 areas 4 qualitatum et si volueris iudicare de anno…’ (226rb-226va); ‘Saturni, Iovis et Martis loca sic reperito…’ (226va-227va); Sacrobosco, Algorismus (228r-233r); Sacrobosco, De sphera, end gone (233r-235v); astronomical notes (236r); table: elections from the aspects of the Moon with the other planets (236v); notes of arithmetic (inner back cover). Blank: 65, 76r, 213r, 219v.

Lit. M. Hedlund, Katalog der datierten Handschriften in lateinischer Schrift vor 1600 in Schweden, I: Die Handschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Uppasala, 1: Text, Stockholm, 1977, 16; M. Andersson-Schmitt, H. Hallberg, M. Hedlung, Mittelalterliche Handschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Uppsala: Katalog über die C- Sammlung, VI: Handschriften C 551-935, Stockholm, 1993, 214-220.

157r‑172v

‘Incipit Centiloyum Ptolomei de iudiciis astronomie. <D>ixit Ptolomeus: Iam scripsi tibi, Disive (!), libros de hoc quod operantur stelle in hoc seculo… <S>ciencia stellarum ex te et illis est… <D>ixit Ptolomeus, ex te et ex illis, significat quod qui res futuras scire desiderant — Et ego Deum precor ut te diligat. Perfecta est huius libri translacio 12 mense Maii, 12 die mensis Gamedi secundi, anno Arabum 530. Amen. Explicit Centiloquium Ptolomei et comentum Hahi (!) super ipsum.’