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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 26764

s. XVIex, most of the MS was copied in 1589 and 1592, two dates often referred to in the margins.


probably Tübingen (Juste).


Regensburg, Stadtbibliothek (until 1876).

Paper, 192 f., a single hand.

Astrologer’s handbook: coordinates of cities (1v-7r); Levinus Baltus of Rostock, Tractatus de componendis calendariis (8r-67r); Ptolemaica (67v); notes of astrometerology in connection with celestial configurations of 1588 (68v-69r); astronomical tables with canons (71v-81v, including ‘Canon prior aequationis dierum naturalium ex Copernici doctrina’ on f. 75v-76r); ‘De astrologia eiusque partibus. Caelum … (?) in fixa sidera…’ (82r-161v); astrological notes (162r-163r); table of houses for latitudes 42°, 45°, 48°, 49°30, 51°, 54° and 48°30 (165r-190r). Blank: 68r.


C. Halm, G. Meyer, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Regiae Monacensis, II.4: Clm 21406-27268, München, 1881, 211; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, I: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de Munich, Paris, 2011, 170-171.


‘Ex Centiloq<uio> Ptolemaei XXXIV. Dominator seu hospitator interlunii si cardinalis fuerit, quaecunque illo mense futura sunt, significat. Ex XXXV. Sol cum ad alicuius stella locum devenerit, vim eius excitat, quam in aere habet.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9), v. 34-35 (without the commentary). No glosses. The text is followed by three notes : ‘Luna vel alius planeta consistens in aliquo angulorum… Si Luna alicuius planeta post syzygiam… Idem praestat Luna si alibi consistens ex angulo…’.