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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, C. 299 inf.

s. XV.

Prov.:

Francesco Ciceri (d. 1596), who bequeathed his MSS to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

Paper, I+189 f., a single hand, painted initials f. 1r and 1v.

Astrology and astronomy: Haly Abenragel, De iudiciis astrorum (1ra-181va); Ptolemaica (181va-182ra and 182ra-183ra); Franco de Polonia, Tractatus de turketo (183va-184va); astronomical observations of 1226, 1290, 1292 and 1285 from William of Saint-Cloud’s Almanach planetarum ‘Nota quod magister Guillelmus de Sancto Golodoando dicit quod invenit in margine cuiusdam libri scriptum sic: Anno domini 1226…’ (185ra); ascension tables for the seven climates (186r-189v). Blank: Ir, 185v.

Lit.

A. L. Gabriel, A Summary Catalogue of Microfilms of One Thousand Scientific Manuscripts in the Ambrosiana Library, Milan, Notre Dame, 1968, 71-72 (no. 107); Inventario Ceruti dei manoscritti della Biblioteca Ambrosiana, ed. A. Paredi, I, Trezzano, 1973, 365-366; J. Agrimi, Tecnica e scienza nella cultura medievale. Inventario dei manoscritti relativi alla scienza e alla tecnica medievale (secc. XI-XV). Biblioteche di Lombardia, Firenze, 1976, 163-164 (no. CXCIII).

181va‑182ra

‘De stellis comatis sive caudatis. Ptho<lome>us dixit quod stelle comate sunt novem — in regibus et divitibus apparebit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De cometis (B.4)

. No glosses. The text si followed by four very short paragraphs: ‘Cenaculum est quasi ex colore (?) mortis et habet iuxta se radium… Albumasar: Stella comate significat detrimentum… Coniunctio Saturni (?) vel Martis cum Capite vel Cauda Draconis… Coniunctio Saturni cum Capite…’.

182ra‑183ra

‘Verba Centiloquii inferia ideo scribuntur quia sunt a sibi quilibet (?) in textu (?) cum expositione diversa. Verbum 15. Ascendentia nativitatum inimicorum regni alicuius sint signa cadentia ab angulis ipsius regni — secundum quod veraciter iudicabimus.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (version ‘Mundanorum’) (B.1.4)

, v. 15-16, 18, 24, 31, 35-36, 58, 62-64, 87-88, 93, all in the version ‘Mundanorum 2’ with the commentary. No glosses.