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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 56

s. XV1 (1434 for f. 3r-120r; 1436 for f. 123r-153v).

Or.:

copied by Reinardus Gensfelder of Nürnberg at least partly in Salzburg (cf. f. 153v: ‘Explicit Liber theoreumacie finitus Saltzburge anno 1436°’). Reinardus Gensfelder also copied MS Vienna, ÖNB, 5418 (see).

Prov.:

Johannes Fleckel, who brought the MS to the Dominican convent in Vienna in 1457; Burckard Keck of Salzburg; Hartmann Schedel; Munich, library of the dukes of Bavaria. The origin and early history of the MS are detailed in a note added on f. 3r: ‘Iste liber est conventus Wienensis fratrum ordinis predic<atorum> in Austria, quem eidem attulit frater Iohannes Fleckel anno domini 1457 ante professionem suam de seculo, et fuit quondam magistri Reinhardi de Nurn<berga>, quem propria manu scripsit. Quapropter scitote omnes et singuli prout superius est narratum quod idem liber est datus a prefato conventu Burckardo Keck civi Saltzb<urgensi> prout habetur in litteris sibi ab eodem conventum datis pro peccunia satis legali.’

Paper, 232 f., a single hand.

Astronomy and geometry: table of contents, added by a 15th-c. hand (1v); Ptolemaica (3r-120r); Liber theoreumacie (123r-153v); Petrus de Guclina, Theorica planetarum (161r-181v); ‘De quadratura circuli. Ad probandum quod sit dare quadratum equale aree circuli…’ (182r-186v); ‘Si ab aliquo puncto signato quod tantum distat a circumferentia…’ (187r-188r); Ptolemaica (197r-206v); De inquisitione capacitatis (207r-218v); ‘Si volueris scire aream trianguli equilateri…’ (219r-222r). Blank: 1r, 2, 120v-123r, 154-160, 188v-196v, 222v-232v.

Lit.

C. Halm, G. Laubmann, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Regiae Monacensis, I.1: Clm 1-2329, München, 1868, 12; M. Curtze, ‘De Inquisicione capacitatis figurarum. Anonyme Abhandlungen aus dem fünfzehnten Jahrhundert’, Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik. Historisch-litterarische Abth. 42 (1898), 29-68: 29-34; M. Clagett, Archimedes in the Middles Ages, I, Madison, 1964, xxviii; H. Zepeda, The First Latin Treatise on Ptolemy’s Astronomy: The Almagesti minor (c. 1200), Turnhout, 2018, 67-68.

3r‑120r

‘Omnium recte philosophantium non solum verisimilibus coniecturis tenebrarum sic se habent. Explicit Almagesti minor finitus anno Christi 1434°.’

= Almagesti minor (C.1.3). No glosses. The work is attributed to Thomas Aquinas in the table of contents f. 1v: ‘Primo Almagesti abreviatum per magistrum Thomam de Aquino et continet libros sex, incipit folio 3°’.

197r‑206v

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‘Incipit tractatus de quantitate trium solidorum. Capitulum primum de distantia Lune a terra. Quia tria corpora solida particularium quia quod modicum distat nichil distare videtur etc. Explicit tractatus de quantitate trium solidorum secundum sententiam Ptolomei in Almagesti etc.’

= Johannes Andree Schindel, Tractatus de quantitate trium solidorum (C.1.15). No glosses. The work is attributed to Johannes Schindel in the table of contents f. 1v: ‘Item tractatus de quantitate trium solidorum magistri Iohannis Schindl, folio 197’.