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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 18927

s. XIIex.




Tergensee in the 15th c. (ex-libris f. Iv and 158r).

Parchment, I+158 f., two main hands, both very neat (I: f. 1r, 31-69 and 130-157; II: f. 70-129). It is difficult to say whether the tables on f. 1v-30v were copied by the first or by a third hand.

Astronomy and astrology: Tegernsee ex-libris and table of contents (Ir, 15th c.); table of contents (15th c.) and notes on the periods of the planets (1r); Toledan tables (1v-30v); Liber ysagogarum Alchorismi (31r-33r); canons of Toledan tables (33v-45r); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (46r-68v); Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium (68v-69v); astronomical tables with canons (70r-76r); Ptolemaica (76v-129r); two sets of planetary tables (78r-96v and 98v-120r); Pseudo-Aristotle, De Luna (129r-129v); Messahallah, Liber receptionis (130ra-136vb); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. John of Seville (137ra-147vb); Aomar, De nativitatibus (148ra-157vb). Blank: Iv, 45v, 158r-158v (except a few scattered notes, including the Tegernsee ex-libris on f. 158r).


C. Halm, F. Keinz, G. Meyer, G. Thomas, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Regiae Monacensis, II.3: Clm 15121-21313, München, 1878, 221; C. Burnett, ‘Catalogue. The Writings of Adelard of Bath and Closely Associated Works, Together with the Manuscripts in which they Occur’, in Adelard of Bath. An English Scientist and Arabist of the Early Twelfth Century, ed. C. Burnett, London, 1987, 163-196: 185 (no. 75); A. Allard, Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī: le calcul indien (Algorismus). Histoire des textes, édition critique, traduction et commentaire des plus anciennes versions latines remaniées du XIIe siècle, Paris-Namur, 1992, xxxvi-xxxvii; F. S. Pedersen, The Toledan Tables. A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition, København, 2002, I, 136; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, I: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de Munich, Paris, 2011, 147-149.


‘<S>ignorum alia sunt masculini generis, alia feminini — Mars piper, scuta et arma.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Iudicia (B.12). The text alternates with the planetary tables on f. 76v-77v, 92v-93v, 97r-98r and 120v-129r. No glosses.