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Cracow, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 1917

s. XVex (1492 for f. 84-97, cf. f. 97r: ‘Finis harum tabularum resolutarum 1492’; star table verified 1495 f. 111v-113r (cf. f. 113r).


University of Cracow.


Petrus Tomicki (d. 1535), Bishop of Cracow, who bequeathed the MS to the College of Theologians of the University of Cracow (cf. f. 1r: ‘1536. Reverendissimus dominus Petrus Thomicius [Petrus Tomicki] episcopus Cracoviensis collegio theologorum legavit’).

Paper, I+117 f. (new foliation, which replaces the old pagination used by Wisłocki, Rosińska and Markowski), several hands.

Astronomy and astrology: astronomical notes (Ir-Iv); Tabule resolute (1r-68v); astronomical notes (69v); Petrus Gaszowiec, Tabule auree (70r-77v), with canons (78r-83r); Johannes de Glogau, Canones Tabularum resolutarum (84r-97r); astronomical diagram ‘Theorica Solis’ (98r); astronomical tables, incompletely filled (99r-100r); ‘In questionibus astrologicis quivis (?) sit varia consideracio hec tamen est generalis…’ (100v-103ra); ‘Generales in naturis planetarum significaciones quantum ad aeris mutacionem Albumazar, differentia septima, tractatus quarti: Qualitas active planete…’ (104ra-109vb); astronomical table (110v); star table verified 1495 (111v-113r); astronomical diagram, incomplete (113v); ‘Luna cogitus et plenilunium quam utriusque aspectus tum inter se tum cum reliquis planetis…’ (114r-114v); ‘De mutacione aeris. Si quis igitur aeris mutaciones prescire voluerit nosce eum oportet quatuor anni tempora…’ (114v-115v); ‘Electiones in iniciis operum. Saturni coniunctio cum Luna…’ (115v); astronomical table (116r); ‘Si quis nascetur cum saturnus dominetur audax…’ (116v); Ptolemaica (117r); ‘Pro intelleccione huius dantur due regule…’ (117v). Blank: 69r, 83v, 97v, 98v, 103v, 110r, 111r.


W. Wisłocki, Katalog rękopisόw Biblioteki Uniwersystetu Jagiellońskiego, II, Krakόw, 1881, 458; G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscripts Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 555 (index); M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 304.


‘Circulum pro exitu geniture ab utero iuxta verbum Ptholomei rectificate. Sit tempus datum genitura cuiuspiam in anno, die, hora — figura celi constituatur que erat finaliter verificata (?).’