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Ptolemaeus

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 51

s. XVex-XVIin (1485 for f. 1-16; 1486 for f. 37r-41v; 1487 for f. 18va-26vb, 34-36 and 111-123; 1503 for f. 89-98).

Or.:

copied by Jakob of Würzburg, at least partly in Erfurt (f. 111-123: ‘Et est finis Deo gratias 1487 in Erfordia’). Jakob of Würzburg also copied at least three other astronomical and astrological MSS: Munich, BSB, Clm 125 (1486, in Cracow), Munich, BSB, Clm 214 (after 1487) and Munich, BSB, Clm 221 (c. 1488).

Prov.:

Munich, library of the dukes of Bavaria.

Paper, I+135+Ia f., a single hand (Jakob of Würzburg), beautiful MS copied with care, painted initials on f. 1r and 1v.

Astrology, astronomy and magic: table of contents by a later hand (Ir); Regiomontanus, canons of Tabulae directionum (1ra-16vb); diagram and note on planetary radiations ‘Omnis stella radiationes…’ (17r); canons of astronomical tables ‘Latitudine Lune vera investigare…’ (17va-18rb), ‘Ut ea que de mediis verisque motibus planetarum… sic est finis canonum eclipsium magistri Danconis’ (18va-26vb) and ‘Sequitur eclipsis Lune practica secundum canones precedentes…’ (26vb-29vb); ‘Tractatulus de cometa per omnia signa. In motibus planetarum…’ (30ra-33vb); compilation of astrometeorology in 13 chapters ‘Liber experimentorum Albumazar. Capitulum de floribus Albumazar in scientia gravitatis et levitatis annone…’ (34ra-36va); Peurbach, Canones tabularum eclipsium luminarium ‘Tempus oppositionis vel coniunctionis medie luminarium locum…’ (37ra-41vb); ‘Horum que de eclipse solari dicta…’ (41vb-45vb); ‘Generalis modus inveniendi partem proportionalem…’ (46ra); Hermes, Centiloquium (46va-48ra); Albertus de Brudzewo, Canones tabularum resolutarum (49ra-58vb); ‘Nota: Per istam tabulam poteris continuare almanach…’ (59ra-60rb); Raymond of Marseilles, Liber iudiciorum, attr. ‘Messahala’ (61ra-69rb); Ptolemaica (69va-71r); Peurbach, Theoricae novae planetarum (72r-88v); John of Bruges, Tractatus de astrologie veritate (89ra-98va); Johannes de Glogau, Summa astrologie, Book II (99ra-109rb); Ptolemaica (109v); astrometeorology ‘De apertationibus portarum…’ (110ra-110vb); Liber Razielis, Book VI (111ra-123va); astronomical tables ‘Tabule mediorum verorumque motuum planetarum ad meridianum Cracoviensem’ (124r-135r); ‘Nativitas facta anno Christi 63 in die…’ (Iar, short text added by another hand). Blank: Iv, 48v, 60v, 71v, 135v, Iav.

Lit.

C. Halm, G. Laubmann, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Regiae Monacensis, I.1: Clm 1-2329, München, 1868, 11; M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 315; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, I: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de Munich, Paris, 2011, 51-52. Not in Rosińska.

69va‑71r

Images

‘Circulum pro exitu geniture ab utero iuxta verbum Ptolomei quinquagesimum primum rectificare. Sit tempus datum geniture cuiuspiam in anno, die, horaque, pro quo quidem tempore figura celi sit inventa (70rb) singulas fractiones extrahes uti placebit’ (followed by tables, f. 70rb-71r).

109v

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‘Nature particulares signorum et facierum quas ponit Ptolomeus secundo Quadripartiti, capitulo undecimo, verificate per venerabilem egregium virum patrum (!) Gaschowiez medicine doctorem. Totum signum Arietis facit tonitrua et lampagos (Pisces) nature aquee, frigidum et humidum’ (in the form of a table).