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Ptolemaeus

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Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1543

Title page: ‘Ioannis de Monte Regio et Georgii Purbachii Epitome in Cl<ausii> Ptolemaei Magnam compositionem, continens propositiones et annotationes quibus totum Almagestum, quod sua difficultate etiam doctiorem ingenio quam praestantiore lectorem deterrere consueverat, dilucida et brevi doctrina ita declaratur et exponitur, ut mediocri quoque indole et eruditione praediti sine negotio intelligere possint. Basileae apud Henrichum Petrum.’ Last page: ‘Basileae per Henrichum Petrum, mense Augusto, anno M.D.XLIII.’

Ptolemaica (single text), preceded by Hieronymus Gemusaeus’s dedicatory letter to ‘Clarissimo et nobilissimo Heroi D. Ioanni Iacobo a Moersperg et Befort, baroni inclyto, domino in Dattenriet, et domino suo plurimum observando’ (a2r-[a4]r) and subject index ([a4]v-[b4]v).

Lit. VD16 M 6534; 450 Jahre Copernicus „De revolutionibus“. Astronomische und mathematische Bücher aus Schweinfurter Bibliotheken. Ausstellung des Stadtarchivs Schweinfurt in Zusammenarbeit mit der Bibliotheken Otto Schäfer (21. November 1993 – 19. Juni 1994), ed. U. Müller, Schweinfurt, 1998, 213-214, no. 57.

Exemplar Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, A.gr.b. 1004 a

1‑267

‘Reverendissimo in Christo patri ac domino domino Bessarioni episcopo Tusculano, sanctae Romanae ecclesiae cardinali, patriarchae Constantinopolitano, Iohannes de Regio Monte se offert devotissimum. Admiranti mihi saepenumero vel potius graviter et inique serenti tam raros esse aetate nostra optimarum... (5) Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Alexandrini astronomorum principis in Magnam constructionem Georgii Purbachii et Ioannis de Regio Monte demonstrationes. Universalis ambitus totius terrae ad totum coelum considerationes quae necessario praesupponendae erant praemittit, theoremata quoque quae ad sphaericas demonstrationes praemittuntur enarrat, chordarum atque et arcuum tradit doctrinam, ascensiones demum recte sphaere investigat. Liber primus. Ptolemaei autem ad literam exprimere libuit praefationem, tum propter crebras in ea sententias scitu dignissimas, tum propter autoritatem Ptolemaei, quo etiam imitatio nostra fidelior redderetur. Praefatio Recte profecto meo iudicio nobiliores philosophi scire distinxerunt inter theoricam philosophiae et practicam partem — Quod postremo hoc in theoreumate explorare et coepto labori modum statuere decrevimus. Finis.’

= Regiomontanus, Epitome Almagesti (C.1.21). Preface, 1-4; I, 5-25; II, 25-45; III, 46-68; IV, 69-84; V, 84-112; VI, 113-138; VII, 138-148; VIII, 148-162; IX, 163-185; X, 185-205; XI, 206-226; XII, 226-240; XIII, 241-267.