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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 4082

s. XVin (1401-1402 for f. 47-222, cf. f. 60va, 97rb, 108va, 113va, 152vb and 222va).

Or.:

University of Padua, at least for f. 47-246, copied by ‘Petrus de Fita Padue’, cf. f. 60va: ‘per me Petrum de Fita, 1401’ (corr. ex 1400; not 1405, as stated by Thorndike); f. 97rb: ‘per me Petrum de Fita Padu (!) scriptum 1401 imperfectis’; f. 108va: ‘per me Petrum de Fita Padue 11a Novembris 1401 scriptum’; f. 113va: ‘per me P. de Fita 1401, 8 Martii’; f. 152vb: ‘et <per> me Petrum de Fita 1402 completis anno (!) Christi 17 Ianuarii in festo sancti Antonii Panormi’; f. 222v: ‘Explicit Hermes 12 Marcii 1401 Padue per me Petrum de Fita’.

Prov.:

‘Janus Aquinus Madio Tabernas 1553’ (f. Ir).

Paper, I+346 f., two hands (I: f. 1-21 and 252-342; II: f. 47-246).

Optics, astronomy, astrology, natural philosophy and medicine: Johannes Peckham, Perspectiva communis (1r-21v); Blasius of Parma, Demonstrationes in theorica planetarum (47ra-60va); Theorica planetarum ‘Movetur Sol sub circulo signorum qui dicitur zodiacus…’ (61ra-66rb); Sacrobosco, De sphera (67ra-82va); ‘Utrum omnes impressiones que sunt in parte superiori aeris regionis sint eiusdem speciei…’ (82vb-85va); Henry of Langenstein, De reprobatione eccentricorum et epiciclorum (87ra-97rb); Nicole Oresme, De incommensurabilitate motuum celestium (97va-108va); Nicole Oresme, Algorismus proportionum (109ra-113va); Pseudo-John of Seville, Epitome totius astrologie (121ra-140ra); Aomar, De nativitatibus (140rb-152vb); Proportiones competentes in astrorum industria, c. 11-12, 15 and 18 (153ra-153vb); Haly Abenragel, De iudiciis astrorum, Book VII (161ra-184ra); Peter Peregrinus of Maricourt, De magnete (193ra-195vb); Andalo di Negro, Liber iudiciorum infirmitatum (196ra-209ra); Ptolemaica (209va-210ra); Guillelmus Anglicus, De urina non visa (210ra-212va); table (7x12) showing the parts of the body corresponding to the position of each planet in the 12 signs (212v); Hermes/Enoch, Liber imaginum signorum ‘cum additionibus magistri Arnoldi de Villa Nova’ (213ra-215ra); Albumasar, Introductorium maius, tr. John of Seville, VI.1 ‘Aries natura est ignea colerica, gustus eius amarus…’ (215rb-219ra); Hermes, Liber de quindecim stellis (219ra-222va); ‘Dixit Hermes: Sciendum quod non scripsi nec figuravi hunc librum… Expliciunt dicta Messalach super dictis Hermetis’ (222va-222vb); Johannes de Fundis, Introductorium ad astrorum iudicia (223ra-246vb); astronomy and natural philosophy ‘Primum capitulum est de tabulis motuum planetarum… Completa itaque est Astronomia tota in 4 et ceteris (?)’ (252ra-264vb), followed by the Alfonsine star catalogue (265r-280v) and other astronomical tables (282r-298r) said to belong to the same work, cf. f. 298r: ‘Expliciunt tabule astronomice et per consequens Astronomia tota’; astronomical notes (299v); medicine ‘Rem mihi iocundam magis quam facilem, arduam nimis sed necessariam…’ (300ra-342vb). Blank: Iv, 22-46, 66v, 86, 114-120, 154-160, 184v-192v, 212v, 247-251, 281, 298v-299r, 343-346.

Lit.

Inventarium librorum Latinorum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Vaticanae (handwritten catalogue), V, 100-101; L. Thorndike, ‘Notes upon Some Medieval Latin Astronomical, Astrological and Mathematical Manuscripts at the Vatican’, Isis, 47 (1956), 391-404: 397-401; D. Juste, Les Alchandreana primitifs. Étude sur les plus anciens traités astrologiques latins d’origine arabe (xe siècle), Leiden-Boston, 2007, 377-378; L. Moulinier-Brogi, Guillaume l’Anglais, le frondeur de l’uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe siècle), Genève, 2011, 196-197.

209va‑210ra

‘Tractatus de infusione spermatis secundum dominum Andelonem de Nigro de Ianua. Ester, Ptholomeus et Hermes dixerunt [add. scilicet verbo Centiloquii 51] quod locus seu gradus signi in quo est Luna tempore infusionis spermatis est gradus ascendentis — sit alcocodeus mutatur more ut capitulo alcocodey more dicitur.’

= Andalo di Negro, De infusione spermatis (C.3.5). A couple of short marginal notes by the scribe (?) f. 209va.