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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, lat. VI.20 (3063)

s. XIV.

Prov.:

Giovanni Marcanova, who bequeathed the MS to the monastery San Giovanni di Verdara (Padua) upon his death in 1467 (cf. f. 129r: ‘Hunc librum donavit eximius artium et medicine doctor magister Iohannes Marchanova de Venetiis congregationi canonicorum regularium Sancti Augustini, ita ut tantum sit ad usum dictorum canonicorum in monasterio Sancti Iohanni in Viridario Padue commorantium et numquam possit vendi nec alicui extra ipsum monasterium commodari. Quare omnes per eius animam devote orent. MCCCCLXVII’).

Parchment, 130 f., several hands.

Natural philosophy, essentially Albertus Magnus’s works. The Ptolemaic section (129r-130v) follows Albertus Magnus, De natura loci (103ra-106va) and Thomas Aquinas, Super secundum Sententiarum (107ra-128vb).

Lit.

J. Valentinelli, Bibliotheca manuscripta ad S. Marci Venetiarum. Codices MSS. Latini, V, Venezia, 1872, 12-14 (XII.11); Aristoteles Latinus. Codices: L. Minio-Paluello, Pars posterior, Cambridge, 1955, 1090-1091 (no. 1591); M. C. Vitali, ‘L’umanista Padovano Giovanni Marcanova (1410/1418-1467) e la sua biblioteca’, Atenea Veneto 21 (1983), 127-161: 149 (no. 16); P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, VI, London-Leiden, 1992, 258.

129r‑130v

‘…nibus eius et partibus sumere investigationem scientie loci declivis orbis per quem orbem signorum intelligimus — orbium quorum unumquodque alteri opponitur et unus eorum quod est ad id quod…’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Gerard of Cremona) (A.1.2)

, fragment I.2-8, incomplete on both ends due to missing folia.