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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 5934

s. XVI (f. 80-85).


France (?).


Colbert; library of the kings of France in 1732.

Paper, 87 f., composite MS made of four parts dating from the 15th and 16th c., the fourth of which (f. 80-87) contains the Ptolemaic section only.

Ptolemaica (80r-85v). Blank: 86r-87v. The third part of the MS (f. 74-79, 16th c.) contains Thebit Bencora, De imaginibus. The first two parts contain various texts in French in Latin.


Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, III: Cod. Latini 4794-7225, Paris, 1744, 178-179; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 63-64.



‘Incipit liber Ptolomei de impressionibus imaginum, anullorum et sigillorum secundum faciem duodecim signorum zodiaci. Incipiamus tractare de compositione et impressione imaginum, sigillorum et anullorum que possunt fieri Sole exeunte in quolibet signo secundum gradus et facies singulas… Cum Sol est in Ariete. Aries est signum igneum, incisum (?) in cubris sive lingna haberis sub quolibet (?) pede duodecim lumina ex auro, argento et ferro qua substinetur in sanitate et egritudine — (in Piscibus) Si est operatio eius in magnis deffectibus valde mirabilis. Finis libri Ptolomei de sigillis et impressionibus imaginum secundum duodecim signa.’