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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Rome, Bernardinus Venetus de Vitalibus, 1507

Title page: ‘In hoc operae (!) haec continentur: Geographia Cl<audii> Ptholemaei a plurimis viris utriusque linguae doctiss<ime> emendata et cum archetypo Graeco ab ipsis collata. Schemata cum demonstrationibus suis correcta a Marco monacho Caelestino Beneventano et Ioanne Cotta Veronensi viris mathematicis consultissimis. Figura de proiectione sphaerae in plano quae in libro octavo desiderabantur ab ipsis nondum instaurata sed fere ad inventa eius, enim vestigia in nullo etiam Graeco codice extabant. Sex tabulae noviter confectae, videlicet Hispaniae, galliae, Livoniae, Germaniae, Poloniae, Ungariae, Russiae et Lituaniae, Italiae et Iudeae. Maxima quantitas dierum civitatum et distantiae locorum ab Alexandria Aegypti ciusque civitatis quae in aliis codicibus non erant. Planisphaerium Cl<audii> Ptholemaei noviter recognitum et diligentiss<ime> emendatum a Marco monacho Caelestino Beneventano. Cautum est edicto Iulii II Pont. Max. ne quis imprimere aut imprimi facere audeat hoc ipsum opus pena excommunicationis latae sententiae his qui contra mandatum iussumque ve conari audebunt.’

Ptolemy’s works: Evangelista Tosinus, dedicatory letter to Robert Guibé, Cardinal of Nantes ([Ai]v); Ptolemy, Geographia (Aiir-[Nviii]r); Ptolemaica (Oir-[Ovii]r); maps (no signature); ‘Incipit registrum super Tractatum de tribus orbis partibus’ (Aair); ‘De locis ac mirabilibus mundi et primo de tribus orbis partibus’ (Aaiv-[Cciv]r).

Lit. EDIT 16: CNCE 59093

Exemplar Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, R 20753

Oir‑[Ovii]r

‘Cum sit possibile, o Sire, et plurimum necessarium ut in plano represententur circuli in sphaeram corpoream incidentes — cum ipsis circulis tropicis et cum circulis meridianis signa distinguentibus. Explicit Planisphaerium Ptholemaei recognitum diligentissime a Marco Beneventano monacho Caelestinorum quod antea in multis etiam antiquis exemplaribus Latinis corruptissimum reperiebantur. Nec non Claudii Ptholemaei a plurimis viris utriusque linguae doctissime emendatum cum multis additionibus Romae, noviter impressum per Bernardinum Venetum de Vitalibus expensis Evangelista Tosino Brixiano Bibliopola imperante Iulio II Pont. Max. anno III pontificatus sui, die VIII Septembr<is> M.D.VII.’

= Ptolemy, Planispherium (tr. Hermann of Carinthia) (A.6.1), Class I.