Project icon: lavishly furnished initial letter with a painting of Ptolemy using an astrolab.

Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ ς τ υ φ χ ψ ω
The following characters have a special meaning. Put them next to a word without a space between.
" "encloses a sequence of words so that the sequence is searched as a whole.
+The following word must appear.
-The following word must not appear.
~The following word should not appear but may appear.
<The following word should appear but is not as relevant as other words.
>The following word should appear and is more relevant than other words.
( )groups words together so that one of the prefixes above can be applied to the whole group.
*is a wildcard behind a word, representing null, one or several arbitrary characters.

Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 5417

s. XIVmed. F. I-27 were glossed in 1360 (cf. f. 27v: ‘Complevi has glosas anno domini 1360 incompleto in die exaltationis Sancte Crucis’) and this date also matches the eclipse tables for 1361-1386 and 1357-1367 on f. 123v. Some parts of the MS might be slightly earlier, including f. 75-89, which open with the horoscope for the enthronement of Ubertino da Carrara as Lord of Padua on 10 March 1338. Ubertino da Carrara died in 1345, after which date copy or preservation of this horoscope would make little sense.

Or.:

northern Italy.

Prov.:

‘Liber magistri Brunonis (?) de Ludosia (?). Hunc librum dedit… pro libreria fratrum… in Wienne’ (f. Iv, 15th c.); Vienna, Stadtbibliothek (ex-libris f. Ir).

Parchment (f. I-27) and paper (f. 18-38), I+128 f. (foliated 1-59 and 70-138), several hands, the two Ptolemaic sections each being copied by one hand not found elsewhere in the MS.

Astrology, geometry and astronomy: horoscope of interrogation for a sick person dated 1392 (inner front cover); Alcabitius, Introductorius (Iv-27r); table of terms (27r); John of Saxony, comm. on Alcabitius’s Introductorius (28ra-55vb); ‘Dixit Kamkaf Yndus quod inicium orbis fuit ante que fuit incicium anno diluvii…’ (55vb); Euclid, Elementa, ed. Campanus of Novara (56r-74v); horoscope (empty) for the enthronement of Ubertino da Carrara as Lord of Padua on 10 March 1338 (75r); Ptolemaica (75va-89vb); ‘Quomodo fuit proposita disputanda utrum poli mundi moveantur…’ (90ra-90vb); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. John of Seville (91r-109r); astronomical notes, tables and diagrams (109r-112r); Ptolemaica (113ra-121va); Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium (121vb-122vb); ‘Architenens, Aries, Leo primam triplicitatem…’ (122vb); end of a table of houses, Sagittarius to Pisces (123r); tables: solar eclipses 1361-1386 and lunar eclipses 1357-1367 (123v); astronomical notes, tables and diagrams (123v-124v); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (125r-129v); Robertus Anglicus, Quadrans vetus (130ra-131vb); astronomical tables (132r-132v); Hermann of Carinthia, Liber imbrium (133ra-134va); Messahallah, Liber interpretationum, beginning only (134va-135ra); text on colours (135ra-135rb); chapter on the stars of the 12 signs (135rb); astrological notes at least partly derived from Guido Bonatti’s Liber introductorius ad iudicia stellarum ‘Consideratio septimi Guidonis est ut aspicias aliam rem occultam…’ (135va-136rb); ‘Arcum diurnum transactum ab orbi polis vel ab ortu stelle…’ (136va-138vb). Blank: Ir, 27v (except note), 112v.

Lit.

Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, IV: Cod. 5001-6500, Wien, 1870, 120-121; Katalog der datierten Handschriften in lateinischer Schrift in Österreich, I: F. Unterkircher, Die datierten Handschriften der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek bis zum Jahre 1400, I, Wien, 1969, 80; M. Roland, Die Handschriften der alten Wiener Stadtbibliothek in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Wien, 1999, 132-133.

75va‑89vb

Images

‘Liber primus. Capitulum primum in colectione intellectus scientie iudiciorum astrorum [chapter index]… (76ra) 9. Aries. Prima pars. Proprietas et virtutes stellarum in vertice Arietis existentium est similis virtuti Saturni et Martis cum sunt simul — iam autem rebus nativitatum cum libri complemento terminum imponamus. Ut radiorum proiectionem invenias, quere distanciam — est locus radiationis equate.’

= Epitome of the Quadripartitum I (C.2.3)

. Chapter index of the four books, 75va-75vb; Book I, 76ra-78ra; II, 78ra-81rb; III, 81rb-86vb; IV, 86vb-89vb; Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Liber proiectionis radiorum stellarum (B.18), 89vb. A few marginal notes by the scribe.

113ra‑121va

‘Mundanorum ad hoc et ad illud mutatio corporum celestium mutatione… Scientia namque astrorum ex te et illis est… Scientia stellarum ex te et illis est. Astrologus non debet dicere rem specialiter sed universaliter… Quod dixit Pto<lome>us, ex te et illis, significat quod qui res futuras prenoscere desiderat — (121rb) et quanto melius quivimus exposuimus. Ptolomeus in hoc loco tricas et tricarum nomina posuit… Stelle cum caudis sunt novem — in regibus et divitibus apparebit. Explicit Centiloyum Ptholomei.’

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

, with proposition of v. 1 also given in Plato of Tivoli’s translation (B.1.2). The text includes Pseudo-Ptolemy’s De cometis (B.4) as the last chapter on f. 121rb-121va. A few marginal notes apparently by another hand.