Project icon: lavishly furnished initial letter with a painting of Ptolemy using an astrolab.

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

_ (the underscore) is the placeholder for exactly one character.
% (the percent sign) is the placeholder for no, one or more than one character.
%% (two percent signs) is the placeholder for no, one or more than one character, but not for blank space (so that a search ends at word boundaries).

At the beginning and at the end, these placeholders are superfluous.

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7195

s. XIIIex-XIVin.

Or.:

probably northern France (Paris?).

Prov.:

monastery St Lazarus of Blois in 1419 (cf. note added f. 146vb: ‘Iste liber est patris et fratrum sancti Lazari Bles<ensis>, quem librum ipsi tradiderunt in commendato in presentia mei Menocii subscripti… anno domini M°CCCC°XIX° die Veneris post Quasimodo, XXVIIIa Aprilis. Menocius’); Julianus Couldranus in 1552 (note added f. 146vb: ‘Iulianus Couldranus faber horologium ex tenente prefato susceptum Arontio Fineo [Oronce Fine] Delphinati regio mathematicorum fidebat, accomodavit anno 1552’); Colbert; library of the kings of France in 1732. A note added in the margin of f. 91vb reads: ‘Petrus de Dacia 1302 commentarium astrolabii, Profatius Iudeus 1331 in quadrantem’.

Parchment, 146 f., a single neat hand, richly decorated initials.

Astronomy: table of contents, 14th or 15th c. (inner front cover); Sacrobosco, Algorismus (1ra-6vb); Sacrobosco, De sphera (6vb-17va); Sacrobosco, Computus (17vb-36ra); Robertus Anglicus, Quadrans vetus (36ra-41rb), with solar tables (41v-43v); Pseudo-Messahallah, De compositione astrolabii (44ra-61ra); Theorica planetarum Gerardi (61ra-67vb); Robert Grosseteste, De sphera (67vb-74ra); Azarchel, Saphea, tr. Guillelmus Anglicus (74rb-78ra); Azarchel, Saphea, tr. Johannes Brixiensis and Prophatius Judeus (78ra-91vb); Robert Grosseteste, Compotus (93ra-115vb); canons for syzygy tables of Novara ‘Composui tabulam hanc ad inveniendum ciclem et horam…’ (116va-117rb); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. Gerard of Cremona (117rb-137va); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (137vb-139ra); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (139ra-140vb); Pseudo-Thebit Bencora, De motu octave spere (140vb-143va); Ptolemaica (143va-146vb). Blank: 92r-92v, 104v, 116r.

Lit.

Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, III: Cod. Latini 4794-7225, Paris, 1744, 325; C. Panti, Moti, virtù e motori celesti nella cosmologia di Roberto Grossatesta. Studio ed edizione dei trattati De sphaera, De cometis, De motu supercelestium, Firenze, 2001, 237; A. Lohr, C. P. E. Nothaft, Robert Grosseteste’s Compotus, Oxford, 2019, 37.

143va‑146vb

‘Incipit Thebith de hiis que indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti. Quatuor diei est circulus maior qui describitur — propinqui oppositioni Solis erunt tunc retrogradi. Expletus Thebit.’