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Ptolemaeus

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Leuven, Petrus Phalesius and Martinus Rotarius, 1548

Title page: ‘Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Pelusiensis mathematici operis Quadripartiti in Latinum sermonem traductio adiectis libris posterioribus Antonio Gogava Graviens<e> interprete ad clarissimum principem Maximilianum comitem Burens<em>. Item, De sectione conica, orthogona, quae parabola dicitur, Deque speculo ustorio libelli duo hactenus desiderati restituti ab Antonio Gogava Graviensi. Cum praefatione D. Gemmae Frisii, medici et mathematici clariss<imi>, cum gratia et privil<egio> Lovanii apud Petrum Phalesium ac Martinum Rotarium, anno M.D.XLVIII, mense Octobri’. Last page: ‘Lovanii excudebat Iacobus Batius typograph. iur.’

Astrology and optics: Gemma Frisius, preface (A2r); Ptolemaica (A2v-[P3]v); Antonius Gogava, Epistola ([P4]r-[P4]v); ‘Parabola. Definitiones. Pyramis rotunda est transitus trianguli rectanguli…’ ([P5]r-[S2]r); ‘Sequitur antique scriptoris libellus de speculo comburenti concavitatis parabolae. Ex sublimioribus quae geometrae invenerunt…’ ([S2]r-[T3]v); Errata ([T4]r).

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Exemplar Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 4 A.gr.b. 1222

A2v‑[P3]v

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‘Generosiss<imo> et clarissimo principi, Maximiliano de Egmont, comiti de Buren, domino in Iselsteyn etc., gubernatori Frisiae ac ditionis Transyssellanae loco Caesareae maiestatis domino suo clementiss<imo>. Antonius Gogava Gravien<sis> s<alutem>. Cum alia permulta me incitarunt… [A4]r Claudii Ptolemaei mathematici operis libri quatuor, in quibus de iudiciis disseritur, ad Syrum. Lib<er> I. Duo sunt, Syre, quibus pervenitur ad astronomicas praedictiones, praecipua quidem et maxima. Unum quod primum et loco est potestate, quo Solis, Lunae et stellarum motuum configurationes — Hic igitur nobis est temporum contemplandorum modus, genera vero decretorum suis temporibus evenientium congerere hoc loco omittemus, ob illum quem nobis scopum proposuimus cum astrorum afficientia generatim perspecta, partilioribus eventibus accommodari iusta ratione possit, si mathematici causam erudite cum ea quae extemperatura nascitur, comparemus. Finis libri quarti.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Antonius Gogava) (A.2.10). Antonius Gogava, dedicatory letter to Maximilian of Egmont, A2v-A3v; Book I, [A4]r-E2r; II, E2v-H2v; III, [H3]r-N1v; IV, N2r-[P3]v.