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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cracow, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 3224

s. XVI1 (probably in the 1530s, judging from the horoscopes pp. IIIv-13).

Or.:

astrologer’s handbook of Adam Tussinus de Tarnovia [Tarnόw] (fl. 1532-1537), who gave it 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]’).

Paper, III+552 pp., one main hand (Adam Tussinus), difficult to read.

Astrology and astronomy: horoscopes dated e.g., 1519, 1520, 1531, 1526 and 1534, 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); Tractatus de scientia nativitatum ‘Scientia nativitatum est que ex figura nativitatis hominis sibi et suis eventus futuros prenosticat. Habita enim figuratione celi…’ (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

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‘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 — finem libro imponere non incongruum existimamus.’

= Adam Tussinus de Tarnovia (?), Commented Summary of the Quadripartitum (C.2.18). Book II, 19-76; III, 83-145; IV, 146-223. A few corrections by the scribe.

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.