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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 458

s. XV. Or.: Hartmann Schedel, who copied part of the MS. Prov.: Munich, library of the dukes of Bavaria.

Paper, 153 f., two hands: I (Hartmann Schedel): f. 1-37 and 140-141; II: f. 38-139 and 142-153.

Astrology and geomancy: Alchandreana (1r-36r); notes of geomancy (37r-37v); ‘Incipit methodus universalis archani sublimis et magni Dei ad sciendum verum et certum iudicium secundum scientiam geomancie…’ (38r-96v); Albumasar (?), Liber similitudinum (97r-103v); ‘Solis hora mala et dura ad omnia semper videtur…’ (103v-104r), ‘Triste, Satur, claustrum Iovis…’ (104v-105r); Ptolemaica (105r-116r); ‘Dies dominica dies Solis dicitur. Solis dies. Hora eius cum fuerit nocturna sive diurna…’ (116r-116v); zodiologium ‘In hys signis tropicis…’ (116v); notes of geomancy (117v-118v); Hermes/Enoch, Liber imaginum signorum (118v-121v); ‘Duplex est coniunctio planetarum scilicet superior et inferior…’ (121v-137v); Ptolemaica (137v-139v); geomantic figures (140r-141r); Si quis per artem geomanticam… (142r-153r).

Note This MS is closely related in content to Paris, BnF, lat. 7457.

Lit. C. Halm, G. Laubmann, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Regiae Monacensis, I.1: Clm 1-2329, München, 1868, 126-127; D. Juste, Les Alchandreana primitifs. Étude sur les plus anciens traités astrologiques latins d’origine arabe (xe siècle), Leiden-Boston, 2007, 339-340; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, I: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de Munich, Paris, 2011, 70-71.


‘Per hoc opus possunt cognosci — et alie sunt fallaces. Explicit novus modus geomantie qui intitulatur Archanum magis (!) Dei.’


‘Post planetarum tractatum de Capite et Cauda Draconis… Signorum alia sunt masculina et alia feminina, masculina sunt Aries… (138r) De signorum figuris… Aries multos facit capillos — (Pisces) hominem magis … (?) oculis. Finis adest istius libelli.’ (Add. Hartmann Schedel: ‘Laus Deo’).

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Iudicia (B.12), excerpts on the twelve signs. No glosses.