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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1566

Title page:

‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani De rebus coeslestibus libri XIIII. Tomus tertius. Eiusdem De Luna fragmentum. Item commentariorum in Centum Claudii Ptolemaei sententias libri duo. Basileae.’

Giovanni Pontano’s complete works, vol. III: De rebus coelestibus (1963-2591); De Luna fragmentum (2592-2596); Petrus Summontius, letter to the reader (2596-2597); other letters (2597-2599); Ptolemaica (2601-2878).

Lit.

VD16 P 4197

Exemplar

Halle, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Af 4898 (3)

2601‑2878

‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani commentationum in centum Claudii Ptolemaei sententias ad Federicum Urbini ducem liber I. [preface] Tametsi publicarum rerum administratio, bellique gerendi cura deterrere me iure possunt, Federice dux fortissime… (2603) [text] I. Ptolemaeus. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronunciet… [comm.] Pontanus. Nec medici, nec moralis philosophi sola est cognitio, sed quaedam etiam operatio — (2868) [text] … sin non moventur provincialis hostis erit. [comm.] … tum stellarum radii vel trahentes eas, vel impellentes pro qualitate aspectus et virium efficatia. Commentariorum Ioan<nis> Pontani in centum Ptolemaei sententias finis.’