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Ptolemaeus

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Nürnberg, Johannes Montanus & Ulricus Neuberus, 1550

Title page: ‘In Ptolemaei Magnam compositionem, quam Almagestum vocant, libri tredecim conscripti a Ioanne Regiomontano mathematico clarissimo. In quibus universa doctrina de coelestibus motibus, magnitudinibus, eclipsibus etc. in epitomen redacta proponitur. Noribergae apud Ioannem Montanum et Ulricum Neuberum, anno M.D.L.’

Ptolemaica (single text), preceded by ‘Poema de Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Aegiptii opere astronomico, librorum eiusdem tractationes et summam continens’ ([A1]v) and Erasmus Flock’s dedicatory letter to ‘Doctrina et virtute ornatissimo viro, domino Ioanni Olhaffen, iureconsulto et patricio Noribergensi, domino et fautori suo observando’ (A2r-A3v).

Lit. VD16 M 6535

Exemplar Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 2 A.gr.b. 1005

A4r‑[Tvi]v

‘Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Alexandrini astronomorum principis εισ μεγαλην σινταξιν, id est in Magnam constructionem Georgii Purbachii, eiusque discipuli Iohannis de Regio Monte Astronomica epitome. Reverendissimo in Christo patri ac domino domino Bessarioni episcopo Tusculano, sanctae Romanae ecclesiae cardinali, patriarchae Constantinopolitano, Iohannes Germanus de Regio Monte se offert devotissimum. Admiranti mihi saepenumero vel potius graviter et inique serenti tam raros esse aetate nostra optimarum… (B1r) Epitomes Ioannis de Monteregio in Almagestum Ptolomaei liber primus. Liber primus universalis ambitus totius terrae ad totum coelum considerationes quae necessario praesupponende erant praemittit, theoremata quoque quae ad sphaericas demonstrationes praemittuntur enarrat, chordarum atque arcuum tradit doctrinam, ascensiones demum recte sphaerae investigat. Praefatio. Recte profecto meo iudicio nobiliores philosophi scire distinxerunt inter theoricam philosophiae et practicam partem — Quod postremo hoc in theoreumate explorare et coepto labori motum statuere decrevimus. Finis.’

= Regiomontanus, Epitome Almagesti (C.1.21). Preface, A4r-[A5]r; ‘Io. Lu. Ad lectorem’ ([A5]v); ‘Epigramma Michaelis Lindeneri… in Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Compositionem magnam ad astrologiae studiosos’ ([A6]r); I, Bir-Ciiir; II, Ciiiv-[Dvi]r; III, [Dvi]v-Fiiiv; IV, Fiiiir-[Giiii]r; V, [Giiii]v-Iiiir; VI, Iiiiv-Liv; VII, Liir-[Lvi]r; VIII, [Lvi]v-[Mvi]r; IX, [Mvi]v-Oiiiv; X, Oiiiir-[Pvi]r; XI, [Pvi]v-Riir; XII, Riiv-Siir; XIII, Siir-[Tvi]v.