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Ptolemaeus

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Venice, Aldus, 1558

Title page: ‘Ptolemaei Planisphaerium. Iordani Planisphaerium. Federici Commandini Urbinatis in Ptolemaei Planisphaerium commentarius. In quo universa scenographices ratio quam brevissime traditur ac demonstrationibus confirmatur. Aldus. Venetiis, M.D.LVIII.’ Part II: ‘Federici Commandini Urbinatis in Planisphaerium Ptolemaei commentarius. Aldus. Venetiis, M.D.LVIII.’ Last page: ‘Aldus’.

Astronomy: Federico Commandino, dedicatory letter to Cardinal Ranuccio Farnese (I/A2r-[A3]v); Ptolemaica (I/1r-25v); Jordanus of Nemore, De plana spera (I/26r-37v); Ptolemaica (II/2r-28r).

Lit. EDIT 16: CNCE 28281

Exemplar Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 4 A.gr.b. 1221

I/1r‑25v

‘Claudii Ptolemaei sphaerae aplanetis proiectio in planum. Cum sit possibile, o Syre, et plurimum necessarium ut in plano repraesententur circuli in sphaeram corpoream incidentes — cum ipsis circulis tropicis et cum circulis meridianis signa distinguentibus. Facta est translatio haec Tolosae cal. Iunii anno domini MCXLIIII.’

= Ptolemy, Planispherium (tr. Hermann of Carinthia) (A.6.1), Class I, without the translator’s preface.

II/2r‑28r

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‘Federici Commandini Urbinatis in Planisphaerium Ptolemaei commentarius. Aldus. Venetiis, M.D.LVIII. (2r) Federici Commandini Urbinatis in Planisphaerium Ptolemaei commentarius. In hoc libro rationem tradit Ptolemaeus qua circulos omnes sphaerae caelestis in plano describere possimus… Figuram visam quemadmodum appareat in proposito plano describere — circulos pariter secamus, unde stellarum loca certissima ratione deprehenduntur.’

= Federico Commandino, Commentary on Ptolemy's Planispherium (C.4.4).