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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 1380

s. XIV2 (table 1356-1391 f. 13r).

Or.:

MS mainly copied by Reimbotus de Castro. According to Schuba, Reimbotus copied the MS partly in Bologna (after 1350), partly in Paris (in 1366).

Prov.:

Heidelberg, Heiliggeistkirche, since 1438; Heidelberg, Bibliotheca Palatina; Vatican library in 1623.

Paper, I+282 f., four hands: I [Reimbotus de Castro], f. Ir, 1r-123r, 139r-163r, 164v-183r, 189r-245v and 261r-277v; II, f. 123v-138v and 184r-188r; III, f. 163v-164r; IV, f. 246r-260v and 277v-281v.

Astronomy, astrology, music and mathematics, including commentaries and glosses on well-known works probably authored by Reimbotus de Castro himself: table of contents (Ir); Andalo di Negro, Theorica planetarum (1r-12v); astrological notes, including a table giving the planetary rulers of each year for 1356-1391 (13r); ‘Nota: Sol movetur inequaliter in orbe signorum…’ (14r-24r); ‘Ad faciendum figuram celi scias primum gradum…’ (26r-31r); comm. on Theorica planetarum Gerardi ‘Nota: Omnis circulus eccentricus vel egresse…’ (31v-40v); ‘Nota de libello ecentricorum conclusio prima…’ (44r-44v); ‘Nota quod coniunctio planetarum est duplex…’ (45v-46v); comm. on Alcabitius’s Introductorius ‘Super Alkabicium. Nota secundum Egidium in celo stellato ex stellis fixis…’ (47r-64v); Ptolemaica (65r-80v); ‘Nota Albumasar in tertio libro sui introductorii, capitulo quarto, dicit…’ (80v-84r); Abraham Avenezra, De mundo vel seculo, tr. Henri Bate of Mechelen, excerpt ‘Nota: Dicit Abraham Avenesdre quod omnes sapientes astrorum dicunt quod signa ignea et aerea significant caristiam…’ (85r-86v); ‘Nota in capitulo 4 primi libri Introductorii ipsius Albumazar quod quatuor sunt genera…’ (86v-92v); ‘Nota omnes linee a circumferencia luminis protracte superficiem…’ (93r-98v); ‘Nota: Musica principaliter considerat proporciones acuti soni…’ (99r-103r); added table: 12 signs and their correspondences to the months, humours, elements etc. (112v); ‘Nota aliquas supposiciones ad probandum quadraturam circuli…’ (113r-115v); Ptolemaica (116r-138v); Bernard of Verdun, Tractatus super totam astrologiam (139r-164r); ‘Nota triplicitas meridionalis dicitur secundum Ptolomeum…’ (164v-165r); ‘Horologium Achaz. Protrahuntur plures linee circulares…’ (165v-166v); ‘Nota ad habendum locum vel partem fortune primo ordina faciem celi, deinde motum Solis…’ (166v-168r); ‘Secundum Boecium tota compago anime et corporis coniuncta est musica…’ (169r-183r); Peter of Limoges, comm. on Richard of Fournival’s Nativitas (184r-187r); Abraham Avenezra, Liber de iudiciis (187r-188r); horoscope: nativity of Richard of Fournival (188r); ‘Ovidius, qui philosophus fuit atque poeta, conqueritur quia deseritur possessio leta…’ (189r-200v); Thomas Bradwardine, Arithmetica speculativa, without the beginning (200v-230v); ‘Nota quod ars numerandi non completur in composicione que est in integris…’ (231r-236v); Thomas Bradwardine, Geometria speculativa, abridged version (237r-260v); ‘Perspectiva est sciencia doctrinalis, cuius subiectum lux est…’ (261r-279r); Michael de Insulis, Algorismus proportionum ‘Proportio est habitudo penes excessum…’ (279r-281v). Blank: Iv, 13v, 24v-25v, 41-43, 45r, 84v (except for a short note), 103v-112r, 168v, 183v, 188v, 282 (except for short notes f. 282r).

Lit.

Inventarium manuscriptorum Latinorum Bibliothecae Palatinae (handwritten catalogue), 492-493; L. Schuba, Die Quadriviums-Handschriften der Codices Palatini Latini in der Vatikanischen Bibliothek, Wiesbaden, 1992, 111-115; H. Zepeda, The Medieval Latin Transmission of the Menelaus Theorem, PhD Dissertation, University of Oklahoma at Norman, 2013, 187-188.

65r‑80v

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‘Nota circa secundum verbum Ptolomei in Centiloquio et inquirit utrum orbes celestes moveantur ab anima in ipsis orbibus existens — tunc destruentur consules regis, quia secunda domus significat consules regis.’

= Reimbotus de Castro, Commentary on the Centiloquium (C.3.7)

, opening with v. 2 and skipping a few other verba. No glosses.

116r‑138v

‘Data circuli diametro latera decagoni, pentagoni, exagoni, tetragoni atque omni ab eodem circulo circumscriptorum reperire — erit polus arcus (?) et proveniet sector.’

= Erfurt Commentary on the Almagest (C.1.9)

, incomplete. No glosses.