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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 1376

s. XVmed (most of the MS was copied in 1447, cf. e.g. f. 136vb, 180vb, 190va, 190vb, 192rb, 207v, 236r, 253v, 308r, 324r, 342vb, 349rb; 1445 for f. 212-218, cf. f. 218v; 1458 for the last part of the MS, cf. f. 383v, 392rb, 394rb, 409v).

Or.:

copied by Fridericus Amann, monk at St Emmeram of Regensburg, who signed ‘frater Fridericus’ in several places, e.g. f. 190vb, 192rb (‘frater Fridericus astronomunculus’), 236r, 342vb, 383v, 392rb, 394rb.

Prov.:

St Emmeram of Regensburg; Elector Palatine Ottheinrich (1502-1559); Heidelberg, Bibliotheca Palatina; Vatican library in 1623.

Paper, 410 f., one main hand.

Astronomy, astrology and mathematics: astronomical tables (1r-134v) followed by canons (135ra-179ra); notes on celestial distances and planetary cycles (180ra-180va); Ptolemaica (181ra-184va); ‘Si in aliquo puncto quod tantum distat a circumferentia…’ (184vb-185rb); Ptolemaica (185rb-185va); ‘Horologium acham collocare sicut in Almagesti primi libri capitulo primo…’ (185vb-189rb); ‘Item si quantitatem corporis sperici vis scire…’ (189rb-189va); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (189vb-190va); ‘Radicem alicuius numeri extrahere…’ (190va-190vb); astronomical and astrological notes (191ra-193vb); Ptolemy’s star catalogue verified 1444 (194r-207v); astronomical and astrological notes (207v-211v); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (212r-218v); astronomical notes (219r-220r); John of Saxony, Canones (221ra-223vb); Sacrobosco, De sphera (224r-236r), with astronomical diagrams (236v); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. Gerard of Cremona (238r-253v); astrological tables (254r-255r); Alcabitius, Introductorius (256r-286r); ‘Sole intrante in Arietem, si Saturnus est in humido signo, iudica pluviam…’ (286va-289va); ‘Aries est domus Martis et exaltacio Solis et erectio Saturni…’ (289vb-293rb); ‘Ianuarius est enim primus mensis anni…’ (293va-296va); lunarium ‘De etate Lune. Si quis infirmaverit Luna prima et in die cretica…’ (296va-296vb); ‘Ventos orientales calidi et sicci. Eurus regnat in igne…’ (297ra-298rb); drawings of a vein man (298v and 299r); John of Ligneres, Algorismus de minutiis (300r-308r); Liber theoreumacie, first part on arithmetic (308r-313v); arithmetic ‘Si vis radicem quadratam extrahere in minuciis…’ (313v-324r); notes of arithmetic (324v); note ‘Nota: Ptolemeus in quinta dictione Almagesti calculanda…’ (325v); geometry ‘Quoniam circa geometriam multi propter raritatem ac obscuritatem…’ (326r-330v); astrolabe diagrams (331v-334v); Pseudo-Messahallah, De compositione astrolabii (335ra-342vb); John of Gmunden, Compositio quadrantis novi seu magni cum eius practica (343ra-345vb); ‘Capitulum primum de declinacione Solis et stellarum. Cum volueris sciere declinacionem Solis et stellarum…’ (346ra-349rb); ‘Si volueris tempore (!) vere coniunctionis et opposicionis…’ (350va-350vb); astronomical tables for Oxford 1348 (351r-391v), including canons (381ra-383ra) and notes by Fridericus Amann dated 1458 (383ra-383v); John of Murs, Tabule permanentes (392ra-392rb); ‘Si verum locum Lune volueris invenire…’ (393va-394rb); astronomical tables (394v-409v). Blank: 179v, 220v, 237, 255v, 299v, 325r, 331r, 349v-350r, 392v-393r, 410.

Lit.

Inventarium manuscriptorum Latinorum Bibliothecae Palatinae (handwritten catalogue), 491; L. Schuba, Die Quadriviums-Handschriften der Codices Palatini Latini in der Vatikanischen Bibliothek, Wiesbaden, 1992, 94-102.

181ra‑184va

‘De tribus corporibus solidis (Sol, Luna, terra). Quia tria corpora solida particularium quia quod modicum distat nichil distare videtur. Explicit tractatus de quantitate trium solidorum magistri Schindil compilatus anno 1420.’

185rb‑185va

‘Ptholomeus in Centilogio dicit sic: Stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — in regibus et divitibus apparebit. Hec omnia Ptholomeus etc.’