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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, 35 (141)

s. XVin.

Or.:

England.

Prov.:

John Beverley, fellow of Gonville and Caius College, then canon of Lincoln (d. 1473), who donated the MS to the college, cf. f. 139r: ‘Hunc librum donavit collegio annunciationis beate Marie Gunvyl Cant<abrigie> venerabilis magister Iohannes Beverle, sacre theologie professor et socius collegii predicti, cuius anime propicietur Deus’.

Parchment, 139 f., two hands (f. 1r-137r and 137v-139r).

Natural philosophy and astronomy: Thomas of Cantimpré, De natura rerum (1ra-137ra); Ptolemaica (137va-139ra). Blank: 139v.

Lit.

M. R. James, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the College Library of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Cambridge, 1907, 29-30.

137va‑139ra

‘Ptholomeus de composicione astrolabii [title in the margin, hand of the scribe]. Quoniam in mondi (!) spera motus perfectus et motus inperfectus — quia una eademque utrique convenit dicemus ad plenum. Explicit tractatus Ptholomei de compositione astrolabii universalis translatus a Roberto Cestrensi in civitate London<ie> de Arabico in Latinum.’