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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Venice, in aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri, 1519

Title page: ‘Centum Ptolemaei sententiae ad Syrum fratrem a Pontano e Graeco in Latinum translatae atque expositae. Eiusdem Pontani libri XIIII de Reb<us> coeslestibus. Liber etiam de Luna imperfectus.’ Last page: ‘Venetiis in aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri, mense Septemb<re> M.D.XIX.’

Giovanni Pontano’s complete works, vol. III: Ptolemaica (2r-93r); De rebus coelestibus (95r-296v); De Luna fragmentum (297r-298r); chapter index ([PPPvi]r-QQQivr), other indices (QQQivv-RRRiiir) and notes (RRRiiiv-[RRRvii]r). The volume includes three letters by Petrus Summontius to Berardino Sanseverino (1v), to Andrea Matteo Acquaviva (94v) and to the reader (298v), as well as further letters (298v-301r).

Lit. EDIT16: CNCE 47484

Exemplar Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 4 A.gr.b 1226

2r‑93r

‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani commentationum in centum sententiis Ptolemaei ad Federicum Urbini ducem liber primus. [preface] Tametsi publicarum rerum administratio, bellique gerendi cura deterrere me iure possunt, Federice dux fortissime… (2v) [text] Ptolemaeus. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronuntiet… [comm.] Pontanus. Nec medici, nec moralis philosophi sola est cognitio, sed quaedam etiam operatio — (90r) [text] … sin non moventur provincialis hostis erit. [comm.] … tum stellarum radii vel trahentes eas, vel impellentes pro qualitate aspectus et virium efficatia. Finis.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9).