Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek, 687

s. XIII2 (after c. 1262, date of composition of Hermes’s Centiloquium).


monastery of Klosterneuburg at least since the 15th-century (ex-libris on f. 102r: ‘Liber Sancte Marie in Neronburga claustrali’; ex-libris of 1656 on f. 1r).

Parchment, I+102+Ia f., a single neat hand.

Astrology: Albumasar, Introductorium maius, tr. John of Seville (1ra-74ra); Ptolemaica (74rb-101ra); Hermes, Centiloquium (101ra-102vb); Bethen, Centiloquium, beginning only (102vb). One or several folia appear to be missing after f. 102. Added astrological notes on f. Iv and Iar, including a table for 1381-1398 on f. Iar.


Catalog of Manuscripts in Stift Klosterneuburg, Austria, IV: Codices 637-830, Ann Arbor, 1972 (handwritten catalogue), 900; R. Lemay, Abū Maʿšar al-Balḫī [Albumasar]: Liber introductorii maioris ad scientiam judiciorum astrorum, Napoli, 1995-1996, IV, 115-118.


‘(Blank space left for the title) <R>erum, o Syre, in quibus est pronosticabilis scientia stellarum profectio magnas et precipuas duas esse deprehendimus — hoc in loco huic libri finem inponere non incongruum existimamus. Amen.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (A.2.1). I, 74rb-80vb; II, 80vb-87ra; III, 87ra-96ra; IV, 96ra-101ra. Blank spaces for titles. Glosses by a later hand (14th or 15th c.) throughout, particularly abundant in Books II-III.