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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, 10063 (olim Toledo 98-19)

s. XIIIex (horoscopes dated 1279 and 1282 f. 13r-14v and 53v; Alvaro de Oviedo’s comm. on Averroes’s De substantia orbis, f. 56-74, is dated between 1286 and 1298).

Or.:

Toledo, MS mainly copied by Alvaro de Oviedo (f. 13-75), who also glossed f. 1-13.

Prov.:

cathedral of Toledo.

Parchment, 76 f., two hands: I, f. 1-13ra; II [Alvaro de Oviedo], f. 13ra-75, reserved initials.

Astrology and astronomy: Alcabitius, Introductorius (1ra-10ra); Pseudo-John of Seville, Epitome totius astrologie, Book IV (10va-12ra); astrolabe ‘Astrologie speculationis exercicium causarum habere volentibus…’(12ra-13ra); Alvaro de Oviedo, 15 horoscopes with notes (13r-14v), the first of which is an election cast for 23 November 1279 in Rome (‘Rome ad duas tertias hore tertie 23 diei mensis Novembris anni domini 1279 pro vestibus induendis electio’) and the twelfth is dated 1282; Ptolemaica (15ra-22rb, 22rb and 22va-23va); Astronomia Ypocratis, anonymous tr. (23va-24va); Somniale Danielis (24va-25ra); lunarium ‘Luna prima quicquid sompniaverit ad gaudium pertinet…’ (25ra); Haly Embrani, De electionibus horarum (27ra-32ra); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (32rb-40ra); Jafar, Liber imbrium (43ra-44rb); astrometeorology ‘Anni revolutionem sic iudicabis…’ (44rb-44vb); Albumasar, De revolutionibus annorum mundi (45ra-50ra); Albumasar, Flores (50rb-53rb); Alvaro de Oviedo, two horoscopes with notes, with mention of the year 1282 in Toledo (53v); Alvaro de Oviedo, comm. on Averroes’s De substantia orbis (56ra-75vb). Blank: 25v-26v, 40v-42v, 54-55, 76.

Lit.

J. M. Millàs Vallicrosa, Las traducciones orientales en los manoscritos de la Biblioteca Catedral de Toledo, Madrid, 1942, 156-166; Inventario general de manuscritos de la Biblioteca Nacional, XIV, Madrid, 2000, 318-319.

15ra‑22ra, 22rb

Images

‘Expositiones in quartum Quadripartiti et sunt sententie H<aly> [title in upper margin by the scribe, Alvaro de Oviedo]. Res igitur in quibus ea que ante partum: d<e> h<oc> quod ea que ante partum sunt sunt — (22ra) quia vapores iam incipiunt annullari et desiccari primum. Explicit. Domino Ihesu Christo gratie infinite. Amen, amen, amen. (22rb) Hunc eundem modum docet H<aly> super tractatum Quadripartitum [title in the margin in Alvaro de Oviedo’s hand] Dixit Haly: Scias quod hec equatio accipitur per 4 annos — prime Quadripartiti.’

= Alvaro de Oviedo, Expositiones in Quadripartitum (C.2.2), IV, 15ra-17ra; III, 17ra-20va; I, 20va-21ra; II, 21ra-22ra; additional chapter, 22rb. The additional chapter takes place after Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Liber proiectionis radiorum stellarum (see below). A few marginal notes by the scribe (Alvaro de Oviedo) and perhaps by another, contemporary hand.

22rb

‘<C>um proiectionem radiorum stellarum scire volueris, scias gradus ascendentis — et quod collectum fuerit erit locus radiationis equate. Explicit liber proiectionis radiorum sapientissimi Ptho<lome>i.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber proiectionis radiorum stellarum (B.17). No glosses.

22va‑23va

‘Liber partium Ptholomei in iudiciis partium 12 domorum, confectus enim totum ab Hermete [title in upper margin by the scribe, Alvaro de Oviedo]. Quoniam in primo libro partium terminos et loca posuimus, iudicia earundem submonstrare curavimus. Pars fortune eiusque dominus corpus — aut eius domini hiis 12 mensibus imitatur. Explicit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De iudiciis partium (B.6). No glosses.