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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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ZZ, Unknown location, Robert B. Honeyman Jr. (olim Augsburg, UB, Cod. I.2.2° 19)

s. XIII1.


northern France.


Michael Maestlin in 1585; Wilhelm Schickard in 1631; Maihingen; Robert B. Honeyman Jr., California (no. 14); sold by Sotheby’s in London on 2 May 1979 to a private collector. This MS is not accessible at present.

Parchment, 354 f.

Ptolemaica (single text).


C. U. Faye, W. H. Bond, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, New York, 1962, 21; P. Kunitzsch, Der Sternkatalog des Almagest. Die arabisch-mittelalterliche Tradition, II, Wiesbaden, 1990, 18-19; G. Hägele, Lateinische mittelalterliche Handschriften in Folio der Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg. Die Signaturengruppen Cod. I.2.2° und Cod. II.1.2° 1-90, Wiesbaden, 1996, 63.


‘Quidam princep… (2r) Ecce ubi… Bonum domine fuit… (353) Bonum quod fecerunt — consecuti sunt ex eius comprehensione quod oportet.’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Gerard of Cremona) (A.1.2), Class B. Complete copy opening with the translator’s preface and ending with the alternative translation of chapter I.1 (= Iṣhāq’s version).