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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Brno, Moravská Zemská Knihovna (olim Universitní Knihovna), A 64

s. XV2 (at least partly copied in 1477, cf. f. 370v).

Or.:

at least partly copied in Cologne (cf. f. 370v: ‘Anno domini 1477 in Colonia ipsa die Saturni in profecto sancti Martini est finita materia hec. Item in anno 1478, undecima die Martii intravit Sol in Arietem hora decima et erat ascendens Cancer et Luna in ea 8 gradibus… Et Colonia a Parisius distat…’).

Prov.:

Brno, monastery St Thomas (cf. f. 1r: ‘Conventus S. Thomae Bnunae (?)’, 16th-c.).

Paper, 445 f., several alternating hands.

Astrology, astronomy and arithmetic: Guido Bonatti, Liber introductorius ad iudicia stellarum, Book V, beginning only (1r-1v); notes on the distances between the celestial spheres ‘Item nota quod spacium quod supponitur in terra…’ (2r); Alcabitius, Introductorius (4r-43v); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (43v-83v); astronomical text (84r-86v); Albohali, De nativitatibus, tr. Johannes Toletanus (86v-103v); ‘De hyles investiganda. Investigando itam (?) gradus ascendentis utilis hylles (!)…’ (103v); Ptolemaica (103v-104r); ‘Cuiusque arcus sinum propositum rectum…’ (105r-111r); Abraham Avenezra, Liber nativitatum et revolutionum earum, tr. Pietro d’Abano (112r-132r); table of lunar mansions dated 1392 (132v-133v); ‘Natus sub Ariete habet multos c…es (?) in corpore…’ (134r-135v); Guido Bonatti, Liber introductorius ad iudicia stellarum, Book V (136r-163r); John of Ligneres, Theorica planetarum (163v-177v); John of Saxony, Canones ‘Canones tabularum regis Alphoncii. Sicut dicit Aristoteles quarto Phisicorum, tempus est mensura motus…’ (178r-191v); ‘Nota ad componendum horologium achas fac semicirculum…’ (191v); ‘Ad (?) composicionem almanach posteris…’ (192r-193v); Albumasar, Introductorium maius, tr. John of Seville (194r-342r); John of Saxony, Canones ‘Tempus est mensura motus ut vult Aristoteles quarto Phisicorum…’ (343r-370v); Prophatius Judeus, Quadrans novus (371r-383r); Messahallah, De mercibus (383r-385v); Hermann of Carinthia, Liber imbrium (385v-387v); Hermes, Centiloquium (387v-389v); Capitula Almansoris (389v-392r); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (393r-399v); Robertus Anglicus, Quadrans vetus (400r-406r); Pseudo-Messahallah, De compositione astrolabii (406v-420r); ‘Datam collumnam rotundam altera parte longiorem…’ (420v-423v); ‘Generaciones proporcionum. Si multas proporciones habere volueris…’ (424r-424v); ‘Sequitur algorismus de proporcionibus. Proporcionem racionalem proporcione racionali addere…’ (424v-426v) and further texts of arithmetic (426v-432r); Peurbach, Theoricae novae planetarum (434r-445v). Blank: 2v-3v, 111v, 342v, 392v, 432v-433v.

Lit.

V. Dokoupil, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca Universitatis Brunensis asservatorum, I, Brno, 1957, 66-69; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, III, London-Leiden, 1983, 153-154.

103v‑104r

‘<D>ixerunt Pto<lome>us et Hermes quod Lune locus in hora qua — et hoc expertum fuit multociens etc.’