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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Edinburgh, Royal Observatory, Crawford Collection Cr. 3.29

s. XIVin (1317 for f. 2-15, cf. f. 15vb: ‘Explicit Quadripartitus Iohannis Yspalensis cum Dei auxilio die Sabbati III die Augusti annis Christi currentis 1317. Amen’).

Or.:

Italy.

Parchment, 22 f., MS made of two parts (f. 1-15 and 16-22), each copied in a single hand.

Astrology and astronomy: Thebit Bencora, De imaginibus (1ra-2ra); Ptolemaica (2ra-3ra); Pseudo-John of Seville, Epitome totius astrologie (4ra-15vb); Sacrobosco, De sphera (16ra-22rb). Blank: 3v, 22v. According to Ker, f. 1-15 form one MS with Edinburgh, RO, Crawford Collection Cr. 3.12, which contains Theorica planetarum Gerardi (1r-3v) and Pseudo-Messahallah’s De compositione astrolabii (4r-10r) (on this MS, see Ker, 563).

Lit.

N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, II, Oxford, 1977, 570.

2ra‑3ra

‘Dixit Alburahet Bonfelith: Quia omnes homines orientalles (!) operanbatur (!) per has y<magines> et operantur et non curant de aliis — et impetrabis ab eo quod animus tuus desiderat. Amen.’