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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Jena, Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, El. f. 70

s. XVIin (c. 1520-1521).

Or.:

copied by Johann Volmar (d. 1536) at the University of Wittenberg.

Prov.:

Volmar bequeathed his MSS to Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony (1532-1554), in 1536.

Paper, 237 f., a single hand.

Astrology: table of contents, added (1r); six horoscopes around the nativity and coronation of Emperor Charles V and the foundation of the University of Wittenberg (2v-3v); Albertus de Brudzewo, judgement on a nativity of 6 April 1445 (4r-14r); Albertus de Brudzewo, judgement on the great conjunction of 1484 (14r-18v); Albertus de Brudzewo, judgement on the solar eclipse of 1487 (18v-26v); judgement on the nativity of Matthias Corvinus (26v-28v); ‘De elevatione planetarum unius super alium. Secundum dictum Abrahe Avensare in tractatu suo de diebus creticis…’ (28v-29r); Albertus de Brudzewo, prognostication for 1487 (29r-47v); Ptolemaica (47v-48r); ‘Ptholomeus secundo Quadripartiti: In applicatione duorum trigonorum ad angulos mundi…’ (48v, 21 lines); astrometeorology ‘Modus iudicandi de bono et malo in anno secundum antiquorum traditionem…’ (48v-51r); Johannes de Glogau, Tractatus de cometis (51r-61r); ‘Quantum apud astrorum sapientes colligi potest, cometarum apparentium in aere novem sunt genera…’ (61r-62r); Johannes de Glogau,  judgement on the comet of 1472 (62r-65v); ‘Sequuntur regule de ventis. Prima. Iaculatio stellarum ab uno angulorum ventos ab illa parte significat…’ (66r-67r); ‘Generale iudicium aeris de mutatione. Primo videatur coniunctiones et oppositiones alicuius mensis…’ (67r-69r); Valentinus de Zator, Experimenta astrologica (69r-73v); ‘Sequuntur experimenta vulgata. Ventus occidentalis generaliter pluvie est inductivus…’ (73v-74r); notes on the 12 signs (74v); ‘Considerationes Guidonis Bonati in medicis quibuscumque. In vomitu provocando sit Luna in Ariete…’ (75r-77v); horoscopes, with notes and tables, for the years 1521-1526 (78r-133v); astronomical tables (184r-197r), with canons and further astronomical notes (197r-206r); horoscopes, with notes and tables, for the years 1519, 1518 and 1520 (216r-234r); horoscope for 1455 (235r); horoscope for 1521 (236r); notes (237r-237v). Blank: 1v, 134-183, 206v-215v, 234v (except for a short note), 235v, 236v.

Lit.

G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscripts Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 552 (index); M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 290; B. Tönnies, Die Handschriften der Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena, I: Die mittelalterlichen lateinischen Handschriften der Electoralis-Gruppe, Wiesbaden, 2002, 176-185.

47v‑48r

‘Nature particulares signorum et facierum earum quas ponit Pto<lomeus> secundo Quadripartiti, capitulo 11, per venerabilem egregiumque virum magistrum Petrum Gaschowicz artium ac medicine doctorem celeberrimum rectificate. Totum signum Arietis facit tonitrua et relampagos (Pisces) meridionales facientes grandines de natura Saturni’ (in the form of a table).

= Petrus Gaszowiec, Tabula de naturis particularibus signorum et facierum (C.2.6). No glosses.