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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cracow, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 3224

s. XVI1.

Or.:

Poland, probably the University of Cracow.

Prov.:

Adam Tussinus of Tarnόw (fl. 1532-1537) bequeathed the MS to the University of Cracow (cf. added note pp. 15 and 14: ‘Collegio minori donatus per m<agistrum> Adamum Tussinum a Tarnow, executores eius doctor Nicolaus a Sschadek [Nicolaus de Szadek, fl. 1518-1532] et m<agister> Michael a Voynicz, qui collegiaturam maiorem resignavit ultro et in patria vitam finivit, contentus uno altari et pauperi eodem, in cuius locum vocatus est m<agister> Petrus a Probosscevice astrologus [Petrus de Proboszczowice, fl. 1544-1556]’). Despite the fact that the MS contains historical notes about Tarnόw (p. 18), it is not in Adam Tussinus’s hand, judging from his almanacs for 1535 and 1537 extant in MSS Cracow, BJ, 608 and 579 respectively.

Paper, III+552 pp., one main hand, difficult to read.

Astrology and astronomy: horoscopes dated between 1519 and 1540, with notes (IIIv-13); provenance note (14-15); list of great conjunctions 1385-1643 (17); notes on the foundation and history of Tarnόw (18); Ptolemaica (19-223, 224 and 239-266); ‘Dicta Hermetis. Cum Sol fuerit in nona in revolutione annua significat motum regum de una terra in aliam…’ (77-80); note (81); horoscopes for a ‘Balthasar Thur… (?)’, born on 1 January 1513, with notes (237-238 and 267-270); Martin Bylica de Olkusz, Tractatus de scientia nativitatum (291-400); Cristannus de Prachaticz, Usus astrolabii (459-537), with ‘Additamenta’ (538-545 and 550); notes of medicine (546-547). Blank: Ir-IIIr, 16, 82, 225-236, 271-290, 401-458, 548-549, 551-552.

Lit.

W. Wisłocki, Katalog rękopisόw Biblioteki Uniwersystetu Jagiellońskiego, II, Krakόw, 1881, 707; G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscripts Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 556 (index); M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 309.

19‑76, 83‑223

Images

‘Liber secundus Quadrupartiti xiii c<apitula> continentes. Capitulum primum. De generali divisione scientie huius. Post dicta generalia in scientia astrorum omnibus partibus huius artis convenientia — (76) accidentibus predictis coloribus significatis indicabunt. (83) Pro habenda declaratione nativitatum regulas has ex tertio Quadripartiti Ptholomei breviter recollectas in mente habeas et habebis vera prognostica earum. In parte prohemiali Ptholomeus docet quod in principio sui Quadripartiti libri vult ponere regulas universales… (84) In casu spermatis et exitu hominis capitulum primum. Principium cuiuslibet hominis est — finem libro imponere non incongruum existimamus.’

= Commented summary of the Quadripartitum (C.2.17)

, II-IV. II, 19-76; III, 83-145; IV, 146-223. No glosses.

224

‘Dicta Ptho<lome>i in Centiloquio ad nativitates pertinentia. 3. Qui ad rem quam (?) aptus est habebit omnino stellam eius rei — si autem infortunans in ascendente sit contrarium huius intellige.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. George of Trebizond) (B.1.7)

, v. 3-5, 12, 16 and 18, without the commentary. No glosses.

239‑266

‘De tribus nativitatibus. Volo in hoc loco tibi dare triplex exemplum trium nativitatum ut melius intendas quicquid locuti sumus in eis, et prima est nativitas mea — hec sunt que tibi glosavi in quibus studium et mentem apponas et Deus te dirigat in viam rectam. Expliciunt examinationes trium nativitatum.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Aegidius de Tebaldis) (A.2.5)

. Haly’s appendix only. No glosses.